|Great Bay Boulevard Wildlife Management Area|
A 4-mile long peninsula separates Great Bay and Little Egg Harbor at the mouth of the Mullica River where it meets the Little Egg Inlet to the Atlantic Ocean. It is an excellent area for birding in all seasons. The Boulevard travels straight across this spit of land, offering vistas over the sa...
Wells Mills County Park
|Description: Extensive pine-oak forests are interrupted by Atlantic white cedar swamps and hardwood swamps of red (swamp) maple and sour gum trees. Wells Mills Lake, like all lakes in the Pinelands, is manmade.|
Wildlife to Watch: White-tailed deer, raccoons, red and gray foxes, fowler’s toads, northern fence lizards, eastern hognose snakes, and eastern box turtles are all residents here. Tundra swans frequent the lake in the fall, along with ducks during migration.
Other Activities: The park has 10 miles of hiking trails and an observation deck in the nature center that offers a view of the lake.
The park is open from 8 a.m. to sunset every day, while the nature center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rent a canoe, or take the 0.7mile walk from the nature center to a waterfowl observation blind. There is also a short trail for the visually impaired, which uses a guide rope and tape player to indicate special objects to be felt, smelled, or heard.
Ownership: Ocean County
Size: 900 acres
Closest Town: Waretown
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