John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum

This 1,000-acre preserve, located just one mile from the Philadelphia airport, is a great place to get away from the high tech world with your children. The refuge is a way station for more than 300 species of birds (including bald eagles), along with fox, deer, muskrat, turtles, fish, frogs, and swaths of beautiful wildflowers. Established to protect the last 200-acres of freshwater tidal marsh in Pennsylvania, it’s a terrific place for a walk along shady, well-maintained trails. There are exhibits on wetlands and local history at the visitor center and guided walks on weekends.

Contact number: (215) 365-3118

Location: 8601 Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19153

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