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The Meadows

Address: Cape May, NJ
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Ranked #19 of 51 things to do in Cape May
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: Considered one of the most important stopovers for migratory birds, this undeveloped oceanfront...
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner 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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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

You won't find a more unique region to see Nature in all its diversity in a few miles of Salt Water, Fresh Water, Marsh, Arboreal and almost any other setting. Walks run by the Cape May Bird Observatory & Audubon Naturalists are worth going on!

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Chambly, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We passed by the Meadows by chance when coming back from Cape May point. It was a great discovery: lots of different kinds of birds, very calm (did not meet anyone else), great views. Really a must see if you like nature.

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Medford, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's a Nature Conservancy property on the ocean with hiking trails.The beach area is a nesting area for endangered Piping Plovers and Least Terns.

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Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The scenery alone is enough but add to it the multitude of bird species and fellow nature lovers and you have a great recipe.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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93 attraction reviews
376 helpful votes 376 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Cape May New Jersey is a feast for wildlife, especially birds and most especially some rare and scarce migratory birds in the Fall. Volunteer-guided bird walks are offered on weekends and these folks are friendly and eagle-eyed, so to speak. Our highlight was the sighting of the rare visitor from South America...the Fork-tailed Flycatcher...which had the experts on the trail... More 

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Sun City, Arizona
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Met birdwatchers and Audubon volunteers for an informative late afternoon walk through the Meadows. Observed many different bird species and all were thrilled to see a Sora, which isn't often observed. Volunteers were very knowledgeable. Very happy to see what can happen when areas are able to revert to their natural habitat. Hooray for Audubon and the Nature Conservancy for... More 

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Northern NJ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Another one of the many sites to visit as you bike around Cape May. Not as exciting for kids, but those interested in a casual stroll or bird watching fans will enjoy the Meadows.

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Winchester
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We took the "long walk" through the meadows and were glad we did. Sam many ospreys, other birds, a snake, and a muskrat. The trail is well maintained and the views delightful. Don't miss it.

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Pennsylvania Furnace, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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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123 reviews 123 reviews
12 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
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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