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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 2014
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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Monroe, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We drove around three times this visit. Saw different birds each time. Beautiful sunset. A bargain at $4 a car.

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Went to the sod banks in the back bay at Scott's Landing -caught lots of minnows to use for bait for surf fishing later. Talked to some local guys who were commercial clammers and crabbers who were bringing in their small boats with their catch of the day from the back bays. Very interesting learning about their experiences dealing with... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

During a recent stay at the Stockton Seaview in Galloway, NJ, we visited the Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Refuge. What a beautiful escape and hidden gem. A local waitress told us about the refuge, otherwise we wouldn't have known about it. There were many migrating egrets the day we visited, along with blue herons, and osprey. There are observation decks... More

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Barnegat, New Jersey
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is the largest sanctuary east of the Mississippi and each season brings an abundance of migrating and seasonal birds. There are really no bad months here since the arrival of the snowy owls, but insect repellant is necessary during green head fly season.

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West Milford, New Jersey, United States
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21 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed our afternoon so much at Edwin B Forsythe Wildlife Refuge. It includes a beautiful drive through the saltwater marsh, boardwalk viewing platform, an observation tower and hiking trails. It also had a brand new and informative exhibit in the visitor center. We loved the boardwalk out into the marsh, we were able to see thousands... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Terrific bird refuge. Ospreys on every man-made elevated nest. Herons. Gulls. Not many people. Fine dirt road around the periphery. Great view of the Atlantic City skyline in the distance. Only problem -- tons and tons of greenheads. Stay in your car to avoid them.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

After six straight days of beach and sunshine I headed here for a change of scenery. I had been here before and remembered how terrible the bugs were so I drove the eight miles. What a beautiful drive through a part of the shore that many never see. Best entertainment for four bucks! On every manmade platform there was a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

i like nature and i think that this place is definitely worth seeing. i saw thousands of birds flying around the refuge. you will see lots of birds depending on the season. there are lookout posts with great views. mostly you are driving on a wide road with water on both sides. there are little trees and bushes at the... More

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Largo, Florida
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great 8 mile hike or ride Lots of bugs though Wish there were more birds But did see baby racoons They have done a beautiful job on thy he new building

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was our second time driving around the wildlife refuge. It is a very relaxing, 5-10 mph drive. We saw a lot more this time than the last. I loved trying to identify the birds. Hard part was trying to get pictures, since you are not supposed to get out and walk off the road. Also, we were swarmed by... More

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