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Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge – Galloway Township, NJ


Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge – Galloway Township, Atlantic County, NJ
Distance – 4 miles of dedicated hiking trails, plus you can hiking along the 8 mile scenic road to create trail loops.
Type – Loops and out-and-backs.
Difficulty: 3 of 10 – trail (especially on road) very exposed to sun, wind, and the elements.
Total score: 8 of 10

Website – Forsythe NWR and Friends of Forsythe
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Admission – $4 a car (in November 2015)

Terrain – marshland, woodland, and meadow.

Directions – 800 Great Creek Road
Galloway, New Jersey 08205

Parking – Plenty of parking at Visitor’s Center lot.  Also small parking areas at various trailheads.

Standouts – Far and away, the birding.  Also great views of Atlantic City.
Brochure – Edwin Forsythe Brochure

Markings – blazes, signs with arrows, or unblazed (road walks).

Map – Hiking Trails Map (PDF)
Make sure to visit the Visitor’s Center!


Description – We went a lovely Hikesgiving Day (the day after Thanksgiving, obviously) working off that pie and turkey by spending a lovely six hours or so at the Edwin Forsythe National Wildlife Preserve

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Filed under Hiking, Outdoors., South Jersey, Wildlife.