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The Meadows

Cape May, NJ
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Ranked #10 of 22 attractions in Cape May
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: Considered one of the most important stopovers for migratory birds, this undeveloped oceanfront land contains a bird refuge and freshwater wetlands.
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Pennsylvania Furnace, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

No two days are the same at the meadows. You never know what you will discover on this hike through the meadows and across the beach. Be sure to take your binoculars!

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Kennett Square, PA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We always take a sunrise walk at the Meadows when we're in Cape May. It's a great time of day to see birds and enjoy the morning fresh air. This time we saw a cute, newly hatched Oyster Catcher chick with its parents! Still a few warblers in the area too! The Meadows is constantly changing month-to-month so we always... More

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Forest Hills, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We loved our spring walk in the meadows for exercise and bird watching. Yellow rump warblers and palm warblers were in abundance as well as a Eurasian and American wigeons. Every day we walk here we see new birds. It was a bit muddy in some spots so be prepared with appropriate foot wear.

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

walking around trying to avoid the phragmite spraying was nerve wracking. We could not get away. It ruined what is normally a nice afternoon walk. No fun getting whiffs of herbicide when trying to bird.

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fairfax
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This might be my favorite walk in Cape May- We visited CM in early Oct.. specifically over the rainiest Oct days ever!!-- with the remnants of "Karen" passing through. Even though the weather was wet and windy the meadows were still beautiful. Yes- it was muddy- and we had to dress in multiple layers for the wind that would be... More

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Beautiful Jersey shore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The Meadows is a must-do stop on every trip to Cape May for us. The Nature Conservancy takes excellent care of this property, removing non-native species and other invasives. Too bad they can't get rid of the invasive swans. In fall this is a great place to see hawks and falcons fly over; all year it can be great for... More

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PA Furnace, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The path is easy to follow and afforded a close look at many different bird species. This time of year we also saw lots of youngsters with their parents: swans, Canada geese, and Osprey. Give yourself enough time to use the path that takes you on the beach as well.

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Went on a guided walk organised by the Cape May Bird Observatory. Helpful guides, lovely birds, nice mix of land, sea and shore birds. It would be a fine place to bird by yourself, but the conviviality of the 7.30 am Monday guided walk was great.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We were there for the Annual Birding Festival and did an early morning walk guided by Pete Dunne of the Cape May Bird Observatory. The entire fall festival is an awesome experience, but going on this walk with Pete was fantastic. When he says we had a productive day of birding, you know it had to be a good walk!... More

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Wayne, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We took a guided tour with the NJ Audubon and saw many new species of birds- they had removed the invasive species of plants, and we got tips on where to find a monarch roost in Cape May Point

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