The Wetlands Institute in New Jersey

If you are visiting New Jersey and looking for a beautiful and educational way to spend your vacation, look no further than the Wetlands Institute. Here you can spend the day exploring a variety of different hiking trails while learning about the importance of preserving wetlands.

Located in Cape May, New Jersey, the Wetlands Institute is a little over a three hour drive from Sussex, NJ in your van rental. This non-profit organization, that promotes the appreciation of wetlands and ecosystems, was founded by Herbert Mills in 1969. Today the site houses over 6,000 acres of coastal wetlands and welcomes over 40, 00 visitors from all around the world every year.

The Wetlands Institute building is a cedar shake building, that was designed to resemble an old coast guard station. The Observation Tower stretches 40 feet above the building to provide you with an excellent place to see an overview of the marsh. Salt Marsh Trail takes those visiting into the marsh to see birds, crabs, and other creatures up close and personal. You will also encounter several stations that provide you with information of all that lives in the marsh. At the end of the trail, you will find a 125-foot pier where you can see a huge group of laughing gulls and enjoy the beautiful scenery. If you enjoy your stay so much you want to bring a little piece home with you don’t forget to stop by the Tidepool Museum Shop. Here is the place to find nature books, crafts, pictures and unique gifts to give to family and friends.

The picturesque nature that surrounds the wetlands is the main reason people go out of their way to visit, what people don’t realize is how many fun activities and educational classes this site offers. Golf tournaments, sunset tours, Holiday Hoopla, and Crabulous Crab Days are some of the fun events that take place throughout the year at the Wetlands Institute. These wetlands also make for a popular place for weddings! You can rent the Marshview Hall that provides a wonderful view of the marsh, gardens, and decks.

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