Join the Hike or Bird Watching Excursion
Both options for the pre-convention excursion will be to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, which includes more than 47,000 acres of southern New Jersey coastal habitats and is actively managed for migratory birds.
Forsythe is one of more than 555 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The National Wildlife Refuge System is a network of lands and waters managed specifically for the protection of wildlife and wildlife habitat and represents the most comprehensive wildlife resource management program in the world. In addition to the wildlife within the refuge, there are extensive trails for different levels of hiking.
One option will be to go on a driving, guided bird-watching adventure and the other a 2.5 to 4 mile hike in the refuge.
Sign up for the pre-convention excursion!