Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanville

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Encompassing coastal habitats and tidal wetlands, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge is a bird-watchers heaven. Home to more than 300 species of migratory water birds during spring and fall migration, the refuge boasts four hiking trails and a 13 km (8 mi) unpaved loop road that goes through wetlands and woodlands passing several observation towers. In addition to birding, hiking, and cycling, popular activities include canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. At the visitor center, you can rent a pair of binoculars. Note that access to the part of the refuge designated as a wilderness area is limited during the nesting season. Add Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and other attractions to your Oceanville trip itinerary using our Oceanville trip planner.
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  • We loved the bird trail drive, really a lot of fun, you drive out into the mud flats on top of a dike. However, the visitor center is only open for limited hours on limited days. We also tried to... 
    We loved the bird trail drive, really a lot of fun, you drive out into the mud flats on top of a dike. However, the visitor center is only open for limited hours on limited days. We also tried to...  more »
  • We had visited once before--- just driving through--- and had not been that impressed. Today was a whole different experience. By both walking and driving, we saw vistas and birds we had not... 
    We had visited once before--- just driving through--- and had not been that impressed. Today was a whole different experience. By both walking and driving, we saw vistas and birds we had not...  more »
  • It was windy and chilly so we opted for the driving tour, but there are beautiful trails for hiking on the premises. The Visitor's center has a lot of information and very worth stopping in. The... 
    It was windy and chilly so we opted for the driving tour, but there are beautiful trails for hiking on the premises. The Visitor's center has a lot of information and very worth stopping in. The...  more »
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  • On Saturday my daughter took me to this beautiful wildlife refuge and bird sanctuary. Located just outside Atlantic City, it's very easy to get to and an amazing place for photography. I'm not a photographer but still enjoyed the peaceful feeling, while driving thru the scenic 8 mile ride. A variety of birds await your visit, at times some seem to be posing. I wish I had a regular camera with me. Theres a viewing stand and multiple areas to pull over and take photos. If you like nature and photography definitely visit this site.
  • Nice quiet place to enjoy nature. Bathrooms and picnic tables on site. Parking is $4-donation. We walked the Blue( Bristow) trail- just under 5 miles. You can also drive around and look at specific areas. The hiking path was mostly level and in good condition.
  • This refuge is a gift. So special. Highly, highly recommend driving the 8 mile trail through the marsh land. Maybe a mile into the trail there is a five story (guessing) observation deck - get out of your car and feel the breeze and take in the land. Even if you are not a bird or nature fanatic you will be blown away by the beautiful, untouched visuals. It’s a memory and life moment.
  • Beautiful place to drive thru & photograph the many species of Birds that live in & migrate to & from the Wetlands of NJ. A small donation gets you in. There is a Visitors Center also.
  • Nice place to go for bird watching. Somehow I didn’t get to see more birds when I visited, probably because of the time of the day I’ve visited.

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