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Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

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Great Creek Road, Oceanville, NJ 08231-0072
+1 609-652-1665
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Unexpected fun!

We decided to take a Sunday drive down to the shore for some seafood and afterwards randomly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
IndigoOnTheGo
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Quaint and fun!

Such a lovely little park to see lots of birds! My husband and I visited while staying at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jamie_CZW
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Richmond, Virginia
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More than 43,000 acres of protected and managed coastal habitats for migratory birds.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“mile drive” (23 reviews)
“atlantic city” (28 reviews)
“visitor center” (15 reviews)
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Great Creek Road, Oceanville, NJ 08231-0072
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+1 609-652-1665
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"mile drive"
in 23 reviews
"atlantic city"
in 28 reviews
"visitor center"
in 15 reviews
"wildlife refuge"
in 13 reviews
"hiking trails"
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"bird watchers"
in 6 reviews
"different species"
in 4 reviews
"green heads"
in 6 reviews
"the loop"
in 5 reviews
"great pictures"
in 3 reviews
"bald eagles"
in 4 reviews
"small gift shop"
in 2 reviews
"daily life"
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"early spring"
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"turn around"
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"take your time"
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"bring cash"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to take a Sunday drive down to the shore for some seafood and afterwards randomly decided to visit here on a cold but sunny spring day. We paid $4 for our carful of tourists then took the 8 mile loop in our warm...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a lovely little park to see lots of birds! My husband and I visited while staying at Brigantine Beach and made a little day trip of it w/ the boys! We found an animal guide in the visitor's center and spotted birds from the...More

Thank Jamie_CZW
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent several hours here, driving the 8-mile loop twice, walking the trails, finding birds everywhere. Birders know about this gem. It can't be appreciated fully on one visit. Wish I were close enough to visit it at once each season.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Nice wildlife drive and or hiking trails . The visitors center is a wealth of information with a short video to watch .

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

What a pleasant, well maintained, place to get away from the hustle bustle! Just outside of Atlantic City. Trails are very well marked. Beautiful Holly trees, Pines and the skyline of AC are just some of the highlights. If hiking isn't your thing you can...More

Thank Handtiques
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

I am frequently in the Absecon NJ area and this past weekend I had some extra time so I decided to explore this preserve. It is gorgeous and well thought out, there are birds everywhere and the scenery itself is so unique to the area,...More

Thank ellenhenryklein
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Watched a video about the cite and took an 8 mile drive through the refuge. We aren't birders so couldn't fully appreciate the experience. It gave an appreciation of conservation and the potential effects of progress. Worth a visit.

Thank carolyndm
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

What a wonderful opportunity for people who want to experience a wildlife refuge but can't do all the walking. You can see the whole thing from the car by driving the 8 mile road through the refuge. We saw so many birds and were able...More

Thank George V
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Definitely one of the top birding places in the NJ. Every time I visited, I had a surprise for me. One should slowly drive the 8 miles long Wildlife Drive and watch the beauty of the Refuge. Trail lovers can go for heart soothing walk...More

Thank Natureholic
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Three generations of our family enjoy Forsythe NWR at all times of year. Every visit is unique because the scenery changes with the seasons and the day! Birding is fantastic with diverse ecosystems. We love biking the 8 mile loop in early spring or fall...More

Thank Sally S
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Joan D
12 April 2018|
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Response from carolyndm | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is but one entrance that being from the parking lot.
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Carlalynn
7 August 2017|
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Response from marijke23 |
Yes you can. We were just there on Friday and the passes were $10 each. It was quick and easy.
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terry c
9 March 2015|
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Response from Joann M | Reviewed this property |
Weather will be better this week however i agree you should call first. There were a few last summer. It changes all the time so enjoy………
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