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Palmyra Cove Nature Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Palmyra, New Jersey that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 2.2 mi Elevation gain 42 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Fishing

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Beach

River

Wildlife

No dogs

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Getting There

Palmyra Cove Nature Park (PCNP) is a 250 acre urban oasis along a highly developed area on the Delaware River. Habitats included in PCNP are wetlands, woodlands, meadows, wild creek and river shoreline, and freshwater Tidal Cove. By protecting this habitat, PCNP preserves the ecological richness of the local environment.

Large parking lot. Nature center with bathrooms and exhibits.

http://www.palmyracove.org

From New Jersey Via Route 73 Option 1: Travel on Route 73 north towards the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. Take the jug-handle at FC Kerbeck; cross over Route 73; on the right (wooden gates) enter Park Drive to the Palmyra Cove Nature Park Environmental Discovery Center parking lot. Option 2: Travel on Route 73 north towards the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. Make a right at the last light before the bridge at Souder Street (Dunkin Donuts); follow to the stop sign (Temple Boulevard), make a left; just before the Toll Plaza, make a right into the driveway, follow the roadway behind the Toll Building and under the bridge, the Palmyra Cove Nature Park (Environmental Discovery Center) is just through the wooden gates under the bridge . From New Jersey Via River Road (Broad Street) Travel West towards Route 73; at Cinnaminson Avenue, make a right; at Temple Boulevard (blinking light), make a left; just before the Toll Plaza, make a right into the driveway, follow the roadway behind the Toll Building and under the bridge, the Palmyra Cove Nature Park (Environmental Discovery Center) is just through the wooden gates under the bridge. From Philadelphia Via Tacony-Palmyra Bridge Option 1: Continue on 73 South after crossing the bridge. Make a right turn about mile after the bridge (entrance to the flea market and park). Enter wooden gates on your right onto Park Drive; follow Park Drive to the parking area. Option 2: Keep left as you pass the Bridge Toll Plaza and take the left hand turn lane. Make the left on to Souder Street; follow to the stop sign (Temple Boulevard), make a left; just before the Toll Plaza, make a right into the driveway, follow the roadway behind the Toll Building and under the bridge, the Palmyra Cove Nature Park (Environmental Discovery Center) is just through the wooden gates under the bridge.

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Danielle Kelman
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Laura Thachin
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HikingBlowdownOver grown

Nice trail - the pictures posted here are really great and show how great this trail could be. Maybe an early day hike would have felt differently - we did ours around 3pm. We caught it needing a little TLC - we had to walk about .2 mi or so on the beach due to trees being blown across the trail. The beach had lots of garbage and maybe if we come back again we’ll track a little cleanup using https://apps.apple.com/us/app/litterati-cleaning-the-earth/id982782776

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Rose Winering
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Hiking

Another great Sunday morning Beautiful, was lucky enough to see some wildlife friends in their own habitat.

Juliana Carter
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HikingNo shade

Well marked, wide, wooded trails along the Delaware River, as well as marshes and ponds. Lots of birds including water fowl. Parts of the trail do not have shade but there are some paths that are more shaded than others. I did the Cove trail (marked here) and then the Perimeter trail back to Cove. Family friendly but quiet and beautiful.

Natalia Spinelli
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Hiking

This is a bird sanctuary. Wonderful trails. Did 4.6 miles but could have done more. Make your own trail here. All flat ground.

Mountaineering Mark
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Hiking

Good walk along the river. Great scenery of the water.

Daniele Jaclyn
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HikingOver grown

I live in Philly and this flat trail is perfect for the close by beach feel by the Delaware River. It also has a beautiful lookout onto the marsh. Definitely would go back again. It was slightly overgrown at parts but not too bad.

Jessica Diaz
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Julie Hartmann
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Hiking

nice trails; however, be aware that they aren't marked.

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Samantha Samantha Pasewark
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Walking

Great place for a nice walk or flat, sandy run at some points. Wide easy to navigate trails. The river is beautiful!

Nancy B.
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Walking

Fantastic trail along the Delaware river. A hidden gem. Trail is wide, flat with lots of access points to the water which can be diverting. But as you continue on the trail you will be surrounded by the water on both sides so don’t let earlier access points to the river distract you. You will see trash that has been washed ashore and since you start out right next to the bridge there is much traffic noise until you get further away from the highway. But looking past that it is a beautiful walk along the river. One that I plan to come back to often.

David Epler
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Walking

Palmyra cove offers the best of two worlds; you can walk down the Delaware river for about a mile and a half or you can walk in land among the various trees and grasses. Prior reviewer’s complained about the trash on the river trail but there is very little that can be done about it since the Delaware river Continues to be dirty and trash comes down from upstream. The inland trails are clean and well marked and there are lots of birds! This is a great place.

Joseph Treu
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Hiking

A nice little walk and great for kids to teach them how to walk quietly while keep staying alert. The river edge does need to be cleaned up though. Overall a nice little place.

Mike Borowski
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Hiking

Awesome trails. Turtles, birds, herring, deer, frogs, a snake, and a woodchuck on the walk, very fun. Nice beaches along the river, but ventured off trail most of the time. Followed the bridge to a dead end and tried to find a path after that, worked through the woods to some rusted down cars which were cool to see, but had to retrace back. That was my only complaint. Good for end of September

Tammy Muff
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Hiking

A hidden gem literally starts under the Tacony bridge and runs along the Delaware river. This was a big surprise to find great trails, ponds, birds, deer, plants, lots of nice bridges and clear paths. The best hiking/nature path in the area. The alltrails map looks like a straight line but there are multiple paths. Alltrails gps points will get you to the parking area easily. Check it out !!!

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Christina Del Duca
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Nicole S
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Hiking

This was a precious trail, with an extensive education center, with a great view of the river, and plenty of trails to choose from! The wildlife was quite nice too. The trash however made me very sad.

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Skip Ward
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Hiking

Straight out and back trail along the Delaware River. Sandy path. Much garbage along river shoreline.

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Victor Krash
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nice trail with lots of wild life

Ryan Wachter
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Running

A very easy, scenic, and enjoyable trail. The terrain changes from dirt to sand as you work your way closer to the Delaware River shoreline and if you continue on past that you can cross a bridge and work your way across several small boardwalks. The PCNT has an abundance of wildlife from birds and wild turkeys to ground hogs and deer. There is always something to see.

Roy Johnson
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My wife and i did this trail with our cub scout troup and it is an excellent trail for kids. Lots of wildlife.

Waleska Pillot
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Cove trail was ok but there was a lot of trash.

Ed Maher
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Love it here. Great birding!

Ashley Zeigler
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Nature trips

Awesome spot, has multiple trails. An array of wildlife can be found here and there is a nature center you can go in and learn about the trail. Also very safe I have seen police patrolling the trail routinely. Also you can pick up maps under the pavillion near the parking before starting the trails.

Mike Nuckols
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Hiking

A bit hard to navigate. You wander through looping, poorly-marked trails through some scrubby woods. Be sure to go along the river. You can see the bridge and a bunch of strange industrial stuff. Lots of animal tracks in the mud. Take the Cove Trail out along the water. It’s a narrow way that takes you out along the swamp. Really great spot to see tons of birds. You will frequently see deer — plus a menacing flock of wild turkeys if often looming somewhere in the woods.

Dragon A.
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Riel Dioquino
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jimmy alvin
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