Friends of Forsythe offers free guided tours of Wildlife Drive on selected Saturdays throughout the year. This is our ninth season! Wildlife Drive is one of the top 10 birding spots in NJ due to the large amount of habitat for migrating birds along the Atlantic Flyway, and for other types on wildlife. Our volunteer interpreters will accompany the visitors and relay interesting facts about the Refuge, along with discussions of the wildlife sighted. We have recently changed the vehicle from an electric tram to a Jitney, which offers improved comfort including more seats, bigger seats, heat, air conditioning, large windows for good viewing, and room for one wheelchair. (Please note that there are no restrooms on the Jitney.)
There is no cost for these tours. The Friends request a donation from tour participants. These donations help defray the cost of operating the Forsythe Explorer.
Regular tours are scheduled on most Saturday afternoons from 12-2 PM. RSVP is required by calling (609) 652-1665 during normal business hours (Wed-Sun, 10-3 PM). Jitney tours leave from the Visitor Information Center parking lot at 12:00 PM. Reservations are required as seating is limited. If you reserve a spot, and later need to cancel, PLEASE do let us know so that we can call the people on the standby list.
Binoculars and bird books are available, complimentary, from the visitors information center so be sure to arrive early if you need to borrow them.
Special tours for up to 13 participants on other days and times may also be available on request. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. These tours must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance.