The Glades (New Jersey)
The Glades is a name for 7,113 acres (28.79 km2) in Newport, New Jersey along the Delaware Bay. Owned by Natural Lands Trust, the formal name of this preserve is the Glades Wildlife Refuge and is publicly accessible at several points. Several of these points are part of New Jersey's Coastal Heritage Route.
- The Russell Farm Trail, is a trail in the Glades that goes through forests and leads to an observation tower looking over a tidal marsh. Bald eagles, waterfowl and other birds can be seen from the observation tower during the year.
- Reineman Wildlife Sanctuary- This area open by appointment only
Flora and fauna
Fortescue Beach and Raybins Beach are home to migratory birds each spring as well as horseshoe crabs, which lay their eggs on the sand at low tide. Parking along the road at Fortescue Beach is allowed in certain designated areas
Turkey Point is also home to migratory birds as well as nesting birds. The area is known for being home to the black rail and for crabbing in nearby Johnson's Ditch. The Wildlife Area at Turkey Point is always open and there is no admission charge.
There are also numerous marked trails throughout the refuge. Most of these trails have very limited parking if any immediately by the trailheads.
- Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
- Cape May National Wildlife Refuge
- Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
- Killcohook National Wildlife Refuge
- The Glades (Florida)
- Natural Lands Trust
- Glades Wildlife Refuge - official site at Natural Lands Trust
- The Glades Wildlife Refuge - NJ Birding and Wildlife Trails