Tucked away between Philly skyscrapers, sweeping super highways and the country's 18th busiest airport is a place where nature has thrown out a welcome mat...

The Heinz Nat'l Wildlife Refuge offers an open invitation to come and explore the largest remaining freshwater tidal wetland in Pennsylvania. Admission is free and it is open daily, sunrise to sunset.




Hike, canoe, take photos, plant your feet in the 
dirt, spy on the deer, check out the birds and get re-energized!
Bring friends or make new ones on one of these fun tours:


PLANT WALK - What Are Those Brown Plants?
Sat, March 12th - 9am

PHOTO WALK - Early Spring Wildlife
Sat, March 19, 9am – noon
Sun, March 20, 9am - noon
Take a walk with one of their volunteer photographers - learn how to get great photos.
Bring your own binoculars or borrow theirs. Everyone meets in the Visitor Center.
Weather permitting.





BIRD WALK - Still Chilly Birds
Sat, March 26 -- 9:00am

BIRD/BUTTERFLY WALK
Sat, March 26 -- 10:00am

BIRD WALK - Easter Morning Avian Activity
Sun, March 27, 9am – 12pm
This early morning walk features a volunteer walk leader sharing great local info on migrating birds, identifying new species and more. Walkers meet in the Visitor Center where binoculars are available to borrow - just ask at the front desk. Walk is weather dependent.

Plan an Indiana Jones Day with your family!

Dress the kids in whatever adventure gear you have around the house...


Pack a picnic basket, a flashlight, and a jar for collecting leaves and bugs and other natural treasures you discover... Listen to the frogs...watch a flock of geese splash-land on the water...laugh a lot - get a little muddy - make amazing memories.  

All courtesy of Mother Nature our National Park Service!
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Web Site