John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, Philadelphia

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John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum is located in Philadelphia. Plan your visit to John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Philadelphia holiday planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Great for hiking or biking. Beautiful outdoors outside Philly. Great for families! Bird watching on point. Must visit.  more »
  • I can't think of anywhere in Delaware County where you can be more away from suburbia than across the highway from PHL Airport and back on the paths at JHNW Refuge. Bicycling is best to see more of th...  more »
  • Loved that the bulk of the trails gave views of the ponds. This reminded me a tad of the Cape May Point Park in that it had ponds and meadow grass, etc. My only disappointment was the sounds of backho...  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!!
  • 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.
  • Several miles of well kept paths circle around a large central pond and outlying marshes. Plenty of wildlife to see: swans, herons, eagles, beavers, turtles and more. Despite proximity to airport and railroad, still feels secluded.
  • Such a gift to have this refuge nearby. Wonderful place for peace and solitude. Rare glimpse of nature and wildlife working together.
  • This is a nice place to just get away form the city life and even the suburbs. It's nice to go on a good day and just take a relaxing nature walk. It's so peaceful and quiet. Someplace I'll go more often!!