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South Cape May Meadows

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Address: Sunset Boulevard, Cape May, NJ
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Considered one of the most important stopovers for migratory birds, this...

Considered one of the most important stopovers for migratory birds, this undeveloped oceanfront land contains a bird refuge and freshwater wetlands.

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Great family attraction!

All of us, grandkids included, loved the hike and wildlife! The information boards scatter throughout the meadows add to the educational value.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dan S
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Sykesville, Maryland
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Sykesville, Maryland
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All of us, grandkids included, loved the hike and wildlife! The information boards scatter throughout the meadows add to the educational value.

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Cape May County, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Great place all year round for migrating shore birds in spring and fall, ducks in winter. Never know what rare or interesting bird you may see.

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Wow. This used to not be a "real" beach. But now they have lifeguards and lots of fine sand. If you walk around the full length of the half moon, you would wind up at the lighthouse and the salt marshes. Beautiful sunsets and great shots of the Cape May Lighthouse in the distance.

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Angola, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

A great view of marshes and ponds with some viewing platforms. several walking loops are available and would get you to an ocean and Lighthouse view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Have always loved this place--excellent for birders and all who love nature! We love to hike here before dinner. You can stick to the trails or go up and see the beach here, too.

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Howell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

I went birding on the South Cape May Meadows in the last week of February. The weather was cold and the wind was blowing. Other birders had more sense, I was alone on the meadows. Birding was good; I sighted and photographed a half dozen passerines before leaving the parking lot. I followed the gravel path to the observation tower... More 

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Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

I did not know there was a Nature Conservancy site in this area. It is a very nice level, gravel, wide path. Wetlands on both sides of the trail offer good views of waterfowl and other birds. The trail offers hiking access to the beach - not for swimming though. The trail also interconnects to Cape May Point hiking trail.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Extraordinary place for birding, especially since Cape May is the home of the World Series of Birding. Each year thousands of people "flock" to this area to observe literally millions of birds (who also "flock" to the area... lol). Bring your binoculars for the best view.

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Philadelphia, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Cape May is a magnate for bird watchers. I do not place myself in that category but this is a place if you want to connect a little bit with nature and you can combine with a visit to the lighthouse There are, I believe two trails, the area give of marsh, pond, meadow and beach. It makes you think... More 

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Willow Street
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Overlooking the historical bay and near the Cape May Lighthouse, this beach is known for its "diamonds" ( polished quartzsite). A great place to jog to or ride a bike. The sunset flag lowering is a great tribute to our vets as the flags used once drapped the caskets of our fallen.

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