Tuesday Trek: Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey

I’m Tom Barnes; you might know me from TGIF with Tom. And now, I’m bringing you Tuesday Trek! Each Tuesday, I’ll give you some insight about a refuge destination you might enjoy. Planning a winter vacation? Spring break? I might know the perfect spot for your upcoming travels! 


Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Mike Tschappat

With over ten miles of trails to experience, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey is perfect for an extended hike. Or if you’re visiting during the winter, cross-country skiing — after all, you won’t win a gold medal in the 2018 Winter Olympics by reading the Internet!

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And with three wildlife observation blinds and an overlook, you could catch a glimpse of all the wildlife making this refuge their home: great blue herons, wild turkeys, bald eagles, and mink. You could even spot human beings if you bring a friend! These habitats are intensely managed by refuge staff, as some of the wildlife here are endangered, so stick to the foot path when you go hiking at the refuge.

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