We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Meadows

Cape May, NJ
Improve this listing
100%
Ranked #10 of 19 Attractions in Cape May
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: Considered one of the most important stopovers for migratory birds, this undeveloped oceanfront...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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.
Write a Review

22 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    16
    6
    0
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Medford, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Massachusetts, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
324 reviews 324 reviews
88 attraction reviews
354 helpful votes 354 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sun City, Arizona
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Northern NJ
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winchester
Senior Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Pennsylvania Furnace, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kennett Square, PA USA
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
11 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Forest Hills, New York
Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
47 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Meadows also viewed

Cape May, Jersey Shore
 

Been to The Meadows? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Meadows staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?