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Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Great Creek Road, P.O. Box 72, 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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Great Birding Area

We took the wildlife drive and saw wading birds, several types of ducks, gulls, geese and several turtles crossing the road. The best part of the drive was the numerous Osprey on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Milford,Pa
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253 reviews 253 reviews
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161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We took the wildlife drive and saw wading birds, several types of ducks, gulls, geese and several turtles crossing the road. The best part of the drive was the numerous Osprey on their nest, building their nests or flying over the car and fishing in the marshes. It was interesting watching the gulls dropping shells to open them. I plan... More 

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Mount Laurel
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I liked the 8 mile roadway. It was wide enough for cars to pass when others pulled over to take pictures. I didn't see a lot of birds unknown to me, but it was nice having the brochures that explained the different areas and far off structures. I think going several times a year would also be interesting as different... More 

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LI NY
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A nice refuge. Have a nice 8 mile drive.Depending of the time of the year,there are alot of different types of birds. We seen eagles,osprey & many different types of ducks & herons.It can get buggy in the summer. So bring bug spray.

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Galloway, New Jersey
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

They have a lot to do, they have an 8 mile wildlife drive with a few look out towers along the way and that is only a few bucks. They have a few trails there bursting with life as well! It has great sunset and sunrises, and tons of wildlife action, especially during the feeding times. You can spend all... More 

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Middletown, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The temps hit 40 today so we set out to see if we could spot the snowy. Stopped by the visitor center to see if we could get some detailed info but found out that it has not been around for about one week. Well maybe next time. We proceeded up the 8 mi drive stopping off at the first... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We walked two trails...Jens trail takes you from almost the parking area to the back and then we took the road to return. WE took another trial that took you to the look out stand. We saw a snake curled up in the sun, many birds getting ready for winter, a turtle, turkey and butterflies. Its amazing people don't litter.... More 

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Waretown, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The weather was miserable and rainy. We saw so many geese and ducks on the wildlife loop that it was a great experience. Shorebirds and more were in evidence and we saw lots of great black ducks, hooded mergansers, buffleheads and lots, lots more. The Forsythe Refuge is a must see for all who enjoy wildlife and conservation. Today was... More 

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Philadelphia
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We have repeatedly visited Forsythe NWR while staying in the Atlantic City area. It is a wonderful outing for the day, no matter what time of year. There are trails to walk and an eight mile drive through which takes your through the refuge. During the summer you will see numerous birds that are there during the summer, during the... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Forsythe Refuge is one of New Jersey's hidden treasures. There is something for everyone, of all ages and all capabilities. There are miles of trails you can hike in the woods or the marsh in all seasons. There are boardwalks where you can stroll out in the grass at high or low tide. I think the most amazing part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

If you're staying around the Smithville or Atlantic City area this is well worth a visit. Very interesting visitors centre talking about all the birds that migrate through New Jersey and what is being done to protect the habitat and the bird species. There is then an 8 mile drive around the sanctuary with list of stopping off points where... More 

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