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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 place for a nice relaxing walk.

This place is open now and what a blessing. If it's only to get your steps in for your fit bit or to soak in nature this is the place to do it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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New Bern, North Carolina
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New Bern, North Carolina
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353 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is open now and what a blessing. If it's only to get your steps in for your fit bit or to soak in nature this is the place to do it.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Was here for the birding festival and visited here as one of the guided tours with a naturalist. Lots to see! Highly recommended!

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Loudoun County, Virginia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is a great place for birding. Check the schedule for guided walks that are available there several times a week.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I live in Cape May and never tire of hiking the trails here. There is easy access to the beach and the birds which live there. Take your camera and a couple of bottles of water. You never know what you will see. We have swans, geese, ducks, glossy ibis, egrets, oystercatchers, black skimmers, osprey, eagles, wild turkeys (honest to... More 

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Plainfield, New Jersey
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We went back to this spot a couple of times throughout our stay in Cape May this week. Quiet, open space, lots of birds, well-maintained walkways that lead to the beaches, plenty of spots to sit and draw or write, many views to photograph. Just lovely. Don't forget your hats or bug spray!

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Rockville, Maryland, United States
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34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My husband and I always make a point to visit this nature preserve when we visit Cape May. There are two main berms to walk along, bordered on both sides with native vegetation, flora, butterflies, ponds, and myriad other wildlife. If you're here at sunset, you can catch the late flight of the ducks as they seek the ponds to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I just spent a weekend in Cape May with some new friends. We joined a bird watching trip with the Pennsylvania Nature Conservancy. We started at South Cape May Meadows - a Nature preserve protected by the Nature Conservancy 40(?) years ago. It is a special place - for those who like to bird watch and for... More 

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Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stopped here for a short walk. Unfortunately the hurricane was on the way in, rain started so we could not spend enough time. Also the weather was affecting the wildlife. This is a short walk but you do need sturdy shoes. Walk slowly so you do not disturb the wildlife and so you can see all the wildlife. this... More 

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57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

A lovely nature reserve full of beautiful vegetation, bodies of water and birds. You can take 2 of the trails to the beach and walk back again into the meadows. There are places to sit and an elevated platform to take in a wider view. Very thoughtfully designed.

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Clinton, New Jersey
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105 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We saw various types of birds here, including an indigo bunting and a green heron . There are also turtles and other animals, including the nice creature in the photo. Lucky we didn't know he bit when we saw him, or we wouldn't have gotten the nice picture! The trails are fairly short, but be wary of mosquitos. Make sure... More 

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