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John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum

#85 of 438 things to do in Philadelphia Features Animals
86th Street and Lindberg Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19113
+1 215-365-3118
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Wish I can give more than 5 rating

Great for hiking or biking. Beautiful outdoors outside Philly. Great for families! Bird watching on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rajbir G
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Millions of Miles away from PHL - and just across the highway

I can't think of anywhere in Delaware County where you can be more away from suburbia than across... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
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86th Street and Lindberg Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19113
+1 215-365-3118
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great for hiking or biking. Beautiful outdoors outside Philly. Great for families! Bird watching on point. Must visit.

Thank Rajbir G
Reviewed 18 March 2017

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 the pathways that surround the park. Park...More

Thank Ridley-Park-PA
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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 backhoes and traffic, which took away...More

Thank DeeDee0111
Reviewed 2 January 2017

A wonderful National wildlife refuge just 11 minutes drive from a major Metropolitan area and minutes from the airport, this sanctuary basically abuts the Philadelphia International Airport. It is part of a series of major flyways along the Northeast corridor (flyways for birds etc,, not...More

5  Thank TommyBoy94
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Tucked away next to the Philadelphia airport this is a hidden gem. Peaceful, beautiful and accessible. Great staff in the visitor's center. Real toilets! Visit any time of year and you will see wildlife. Bring a bicycle and ride the refuge. Observation tower and boardwalks...More

1  Thank MitziMagic
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Refuge has all sorts of wildlife...turtles, fish, red wing blackbirds, stick bugs. There's a building with educational displays about John Heinz and the wildlife residing. Also they show about ecology. There's a gift shop. But the best part is the walk! Very family friendly....More

Thank rose762016
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Stopped here for a short walk in the woods. Easy access and plentiful parking. Beautiful fauna, trails are mostly well marked - but did some trail blazing in the higher grassy areas. Wear long pants to protect legs. The highway noise unfortunately reminds you that...More

Thank jendespain
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I went on a nice rainy Monday and had the whole place to myself. It's flat, and mostly made-made surfaces on the trails, no no hiking shoes are required. One section is only 50 yards from I-95. So glad area residents saved this gem for...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Such a relaxing place with so many areas to sit, enjoy nature, and meditate! Also, so many turtles!! Just remember to do a body check for ticks (they're common here), and stay on the designated trail to avoid them.

Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Open early dawn to sunset. A beautiful spot right in the thick of things. Relaxing and if you love nature, a great place to go. We only walked a short distance but this park is very big. A lot of families there walking and many...More

Thank Scoutmander
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Is the parking lot sage and secure ? I heard of vehicle breakins
25 June 2015|
Response from joetruax |
Is the parking lot safe and secure ? I heard about vehicle break ins.