John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, Philadelphia

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#14 of 24 in Wildlife in Pennsylvania
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum is located in Philadelphia. To visit John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum on your trip to Philadelphia, use our Philadelphia trip builder site .
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  • A wonderful place to be out in nature there are very interesting walking trails, some paved some not. They have bird walks on Saturday that are very informative.  more »
  • My wife and I enjoyed a special event (Summer Solstice/June) and in August too. My wife visits (and volunteers frequently) much more often since this is a wonderful place where folks are friendly and ...  more »
  • We love to visit here regularly to walk our dogs. Walking beside the water is always so peaceful and refreshing and we usually see an interesting variety of bird life.  more »
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  • The property is lovely! The beautiful little black and blue birds flying close to the water dipping and flitting under the bridge/ walkway is fun to watch, the beautiful water plants and the birds that fly about you and sit on the tall grasses are lovely. Lots of beautiful trees with great informational plaques in front of them. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was the 70+ TICKS MY 14lb Yorkie Poo DOG ACQUIRED DURING OUR 2 1/2 HOUR WALK THROUGH A SMALL PORTION OF THE REFUGE!!!! I WILL NEVER BRING HER AGAIN AND DON'T SUGGEST YOU DO EITHER!!
  • This place is absolutely beautiful. The facilities are great (although the visitor's center was being renovated while I was there), the marsh is beautiful with a bunch of wildlife (see picture of turtles), and they offer a bunch of fun, free events all the time. The only reason I didn't rate it 5 stars is because of how polluted it was. Every body of water had large clumps of water bottles and trash at various places, and the creek had a bit of an unsettling murky color. All in all, I still recommend visiting for a nice walk.
  • Great family trails for walking or biking. I came in from Rte. 420 entrance and did nice 9 mile + loop. Saw lots of birds, several large turtles on trail. Great place at all times of year.
  • The park is nice enough, but warning if you're taking your dog- it seems ridden with ticks. I took my 10lb dog out for about an hour and a half today, staying entirely on the trail path and I pulled 3 ticks off her this afternoon. My friend's dog stuck her nose into the bushes on the side of the trail a little, and had 8 ticks on her. We usually go to Wissahickon State Park and have never had a single tick before. That aside, the park is very quiet and beautiful. But I won't be going back.
  • Gorgeous nature preserve with lots of birds for birdwatching. There is a visitor center with clean facilities. A 3 mile-ish path around the lake is great for walking/jogging. There are handicap-accessible facilities in strategic locations on the path. This is a great place for a day of outdoor fun.

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