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Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

Great Creek Road, P.O. Box 72, Oceanville, NJ 08231-0072
609-652-1665
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Oceanville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Description: More than 43,000 acres of protected and managed coastal habitats for migratory birds.
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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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84 reviews 84 reviews
15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The Wildlife Refuge is a protected coastal habitat for migratory birds traveling the Atlantic Flyway. It consist of woodlands, wetlands and salt marsh with coves and bays. You can enjoy a wide range of wildlife in any season. Take the peaceful drive around the 8 mile loop at your own pace. Stop and linger as much as you like. There... More

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Toms River, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, NJ is one of my favorite places to visit. There are trails throughout the refuge and an 8 mile drive that travels through wetlands and woodlands. There are two observation towers to climb to get a birds-eye view. It is known for the vast amounts of migrating birds that visit here and you can... More

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Philadelphia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We've been going here for years: A Sunday drive during fall and winter and breakfast at Shea's or The Sunryser. The eight-mile drive is great for a biting winter day, but one can also walk it. On a good day there will be an abundance of different kinds of birds. We've even spotted deer walking the meadows. There are more... More

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Great place for birdwatchers, photographers or anyone seeking peace in nature. The eight mile drive allows you to pop out whenever you like or something in particular catches your eye. Pay the entrance fee of $4 cash (per car) and then you are on your way. There are two observation towers which are fun to climb and give fabulous views.... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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153 reviews 153 reviews
29 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The visitor center has many new interactive exhibits that teach about the birds, and mammals of the refuge. It is amazing well presented. I have traveled all over the country and this is by far the nicest interactive display I've seen. The center caters to youth, and novice birders, there are staff and volunteers to help identify birds and give... More

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New York, NY
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

With just a short 20 min drive from AC, you are rewarded with sights of nature and birds via an eight mile drive. Go there early in the morning or just before sunset if you also happen to be a bird photographer.

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Philadelphia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

The first day we only did the wildlife drive through the park, which is 8 miles. We saw lots of egrets, herons, osprey and other birds. We even saw a deer while out on the drive. We went back another day and did the second half of the drive a little slower and later enjoyed some of the trails, kicking... More

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San Diego
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86 reviews 86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

First there is the 8 mile drive where you can stop and observe birds and other wildlife. There are observation towers to offer more perspective. There are walks/paths through wooded sections. Even if you are not an avid birdwatcher this is a soulful enjoyable way to spend a few hours. $4.00 entry.

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Placentia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I gave thus 5 stars because of the 8 mile drive. You are surrounded by water and can see the skyline of Atlantic City across the Bay. The road is level, although it is dirt, it us hard-packed. The marshes and scenery are lovely.

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We saw a few birds, numerous crabs, many deer and some butterflies. The views of Atlantic City were also beautiful. This is a great place to go for a walk and enjoy nature.

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