John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Every day, thousands of people zip by a hidden natural gem in the City of Brotherly Love. Nestled near Philadelphia International Airport and I-95 are about 1,000 acres of natural space. The John Heinz Wildlife Refuge boasts 10 miles of trails and an abundance of wildlife to enjoy while hiking. Today, approximately 1.7 million people live within 10 miles of John Heinz. It is a birder’s paradise, providing ample nourishment for birds migrating along the Atlantic Flyway. The trail can also provide respite for weary urbanites seeking refuge in nature.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition

by Lori Litchman (Menasha Ridge Press)

Every day, thousands of people zip by a hidden natural gem in the City of Brotherly Love. Nestled near Philadelphia International Airport and I-95 are about 1,000 acres of natural space. The John Heinz Wildlife Refuge boasts 10 miles of trails and an abundance of wildlife to enjoy while hiking.

Today, approximately 1.7 million people live within 10 miles of John Heinz. It is a birder’s paradise, providing ample nourishment for birds migrating along the Atlantic Flyway. The trail can also provide respite for weary urbanites seeking refuge in nature.

© 2017 Lori Litchman/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding, Hiking, Walking
Nearby City: Philadelphia
Distance: 3.7 miles
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Trails: daily, sunrise–sunset; visitor center: daily, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Local Contacts: 215-365-3118 facebook.com/HeinzNWR
Local Maps: USGS Lansdowne
Habitats: Impoundment wetland, woods
Driving Directions: Directions to John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

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