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Birding Trip

We had an excellent time birding in the park. It was not crowded due to the time of year. No... read more

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Pequea, Pennsylvania
National Park Service

Members of the park service do different activities for children of all ages and they have an... read more

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We went about the wildlife loop and the lighthouse trail. Both trails were easy enough for sedentary folks to traverse. The lighthouse is currently closed for painting which was a disappointment for us but it should be open by Labor Day. When walking the wildlife loop, which is fully paved (open to cars after 3pm) be sure to take the marsh trail open to the observation deck (with two binoculars attached for viewing the mud flats). We were able to spot all kinds of birds and a rather large turtle.

The water levels around the wildlife loop vary and in the fall and winter will be shallow ponds.

The refuge is very bike friendly. The visitor center is particularly informative about the ecosystem of the island.

Bug repellent is a must.

Thank spheare
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Lots to see. Lots to do. Well worth the drive.
Pleasant place to bike ride, moped, or drive by car.
My husband and I enjoyed exploring this area. It was a multi day event for us. We took our time.

Thank robynvitto
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

We had a great time, playing on the beach, exploring the trails and visiting the Tom's Cove visitor centre. Disappointing that the lighthous was closed in the middle of the holiday season for repainting, but apart from that great! We even got to see the wild ponies quite close up.

Thank Vicki H
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Get the Deep Woods bug repellant, wear long pants and sleeves, and expect the mosquitoes to get through it all while you walk around the wooded areas. My daughter was well sprayed, but got over 30 bites anyway in about 1.5 hours. She said it was worth it for the birds she saw. We saw the ponies in the early evening, near the road. We just got lucky with the timing.

Thank chriscroc
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

This was a wonderful stop on our trip. I had been told about the wild ponies and their history there, so when we spotted some, it was thrilling. It is a beautiful landscape with nice walks to take. It just feels good to breathe in the cool ocean air and stretch your legs after driving and being in the cities from the previous days. It really was a relaxing atmosphere. There is a lot of birds around so if you are into bird watching this is your spot. We wanted to walk along the beach too, but there was a huge crowd in the popular, easy to get to spot. But since it is the ocean you can walk the opposite direction and be totally alone, but you've got to walk. Beautiful beach though. The light house was a plus too. Take time to visit that.

Thank CatSinging10
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