Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Meyersville, New Jersey 07933

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

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"Venture into the only federally designated wilderness in the New York metropolitan area. Many hikes are particularly enjoyable in summer, since that is when the ideal combinations of blue skies, green woods, and golden sunshine present themselves. While there are several reasons to hike in other seasons of the year, including winter, the full splendor of nature reserves itself mostly for the warmest months of the year."

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Reviews

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7/12/2012
I believe the marker is referring to the Great Swamp Wildlife Observation Center trails within the refuge. It's a series of boardwalks that lead to several wildlife observation blinds and totals around 2 miles. The trails aren't listed in any books that I know of, though you can find a map here: http://www.friendsofgreatswamp.org/Docs/RefugeMap.pdf . It's a nice, easy hike through the refuge, and wildlife is abundant. When we went, the swamp was all but dried up due to a periodic drought, however, I hear the trails are worthwhile when the swamp is more "swampy".
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Trail Information

Meyersville
Nearby City
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
3
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Easy
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Local Contacts
USGS Chatham; available at website
Local Maps

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Jul 2018