John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge | Philadelphia, PA

As a New Year’s resolution, I am attempting to be a better blogger.  I hope to post about a variety of things in addition to my photo shoots.  Fun places to take your kids will be one of the topics I will blog about.  Thankfully the Delaware Valley has a great amount of things for kids to do but sometimes you just don’t want to deal with the crowds, prices,or just want something different.

One place I like to take my son, Gavin, is the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge.  This is not a quiet jem hidden down a secluded, dirt path…it is in fact a great spot located in the middle of constant activity – just off of I-95 and down the road from the Philadelphia Airport.  I take my son here often when I want to get some of his excess energy out and he loves it.  When on the property, it is hard to believe that a major high way is just steps away.  The property is quite large and I don’t think I’ve explored all of it yet.  The parts that are easily accessible are surprisingly pretty.  There are great little walking trails with plaques that talk about the wildlife found on the grounds.  We have seen deer prancing by at dusk, turkeys waddling through by the exit gates, and bald eagles sitting on light posts.  One of my favorite parts is the boardwalk that crosses the water.  My son loves to look for fish and turtles peeking out of the water.  In a time when electronics consume so much of our life, it is so nice to have a place where families can easily go to get away from the chaos.

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My name is Claire and I am a maternity, newborn, and family photographer servicing the Philadelphia Metro Area/Delaware Valley and beyond.

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