Chris L. on John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
I always love coming here, considering it's only a 10 minute ride from my house. Love bringing my dogs here, to enjoy the outdoors.
Very well maintained nature preserve-- I was shocked at everything we saw, especially considering the proximity to the city and airport. Turkeys, bunnies, deer, an eagle, groundhogs! The noise from i-95 is a bit distracting, but again-- this close to the city, I'll take it.
One word of caution: although the trails are well maintained, there is virtually no signage about trail splits (it's a network of old service roads)-- you could easily take a wrong turn and end up going for a much longer or shorter hike than you intended. At one point, I actually took what looked to be the trail and ended up going about a half mile out of my way and ended up under i-95. Sheesh.