Palmyra Cove Nature Park – New Jersey’s Parks

Posted on: April 30th, 2012 by

 

For Earth Day, my family and I visited Palmyra Cove Nature Park.

 

 

Palmyra Cove Nature Park is located in Palmyra, NJ by the Tacony Palmyra Bridge and Rt. 73.  The description on their website “Palmyra Cove Environmental Education Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1999, to preserve natural habitat and provide environmental education and passive recreational opportunities for all to visit.”  really explains it best. Since they are a non-profit, donations along with volunteers are welcomed. (In other words, admission is free but donations are encouraged.)

 

 

For us, it’s a family favorite on a nice spring day or a crisp day in the fall. We love to go and just unplug from the world, walk the trails, listen for birds, look for animal tracks and just enjoy the peacefulness the nature park provides. When it is low tide, you are even able to walk along the banks of the Delaware River and have a nice view of the Philadelphia Skyline. If you are lucky, you may even get to see the Tacony Palmyra Bridge open to allow a large ship to pass.

 

 

In addition to the walking trails, there is the Environmental Discovery Center. There is lots of fun and learning to be had inside the Environmental Discovery Center. Not to mention, nice, clean restrooms! A few of the interactive displays they have are:

  • Native or Alien, where you guess which the plant is
  • Opening of the Bridge. Hands down, my son’s favorite thing.
  • Guess the animal tracks
  • Dredging
  • Flight paths of birds as they migrate

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the hands on and moving displays, they have a spot where you can sit and look for birds and butterflies, they have different books and guides to help you identify what birds or butterflies that you may see. There is also books filled with photographs of the animals and birds visitors have taken while at Palmyra Cove Nature Park.

 

Palmyra Cove also offers education programs for both children and adults as well as family hikes. My 3-year-old loves it here and on nice days, he will ask if we can go! It’s a great place to spend some quality time as a family, with nature. I highly suggest taking the time to check out Palmyra Cove Nature Park!

For more pictures from our visit, check out the album on our Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150712900910745.399042.71658875744&type=3

 

For more information check out their website http://www.palmyracove.org/

 

I’d love to hear about what your family did for Earth Day. Please feel free to tell us below.

 

In full disclosure, I visited this on my own with my family. This post was not sponsored in any part and all opinions are our own and honest.

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