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Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Great Creek Road, Oceanville, NJ 08231-0072
Phone Number: 609-652-1665
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Description: More than 43,000 acres of protected and managed coastal habitats for...
More than 43,000 acres of protected and managed coastal habitats for migratory birds.
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I like it!!! Nice wildlife.

Very nice place to visit, I took great pictures of birds and flowers, recommended if you love wildlife. Clean facilities in case that you need them, affordable. They have 2 nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

Very nice place to visit, I took great pictures of birds and flowers, recommended if you love wildlife. Clean facilities in case that you need them, affordable. They have 2 nice towers with free binoculars to take close view of near by birds.

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

No green heads here. View nature and Atlantic City skyline from the comfort of your car. Migration area for birds and butterflies.

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Raritan
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The 8 mile loop road through the marshes provides a wonderful opportuniy to view a wide range of shore birds. Definitly a must-do for bird watchers!!

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We always gladly come back here for hiking and birdwatching. Our favorite is the Songbird Trail. The Eco Trail is handicap accessible. Everywhere around great photo opportunities including the skyline of Atlantic City. The fee based on honor system is $4.

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Orange, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was a wonderful experience and while most of our wildlife sightings were confined to birds (it was mid-afternoon), it was fascinating and great fun. We saw ospreys nesting and feeding, skimmers, red-winged blackbirds, ducks and numerous shore birds. It was very windy, but that kept the bugs away! The visit consists of driving along a loop of levees, the... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This refuge has something for everyone. The birding is fantastic as is the flora & fauna. The staff is very helpful yet not intrusive. We have been here a number of times during different seasons. We enjoy the drive through loop which makes for a great midwinter day trip or a buggy south Jersey day trip.

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Galloway, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's actually under the national park service! A beautiful nature reserve in close to, even within the marshes of the Jersey shore, with amazing bird watching in shore wooded areas, as well as out to the bay waters on drivable levies. A real treasure in my backyard!

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

First time here and we loved it. We drove the 8 mile loop and stopped to observe the birds whenever we wanted. Just had to pull to the side of the road. There is plenty of room for other cars to pass. There are lots of flying bugs, so bring bug repellent. Can't wait to go again!

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New Egypt, New Jersey
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I have been visiting this wonderful place for over 20 years and I never tire. With the opportunity to bird watch in wooded areas, across the bay or in tide pools during 4 seasons of the year you are sure to see something new with every visit.

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Central Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Important note: The listed hours are Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm..........These hours are for the visitor’s center, the refuge and the 8 mile drive are open form dawn to dusk. I was charged just $4 for my car group. If you arrive outside of the normal operating hours- you... More 

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