|The shoreline at South Jersey's Amico Island Park in Delran.|
|And where does this path lead? To a beguiling blue sky.|
|The first sprouts of green -- a welcoming harbinger of spring.|
|Turn a corner and enjoy a surprising view of the Philadelphia skyline.|
|A lone holly tree stands protected and ready for the new season.|
And that's the perfect recipe for a walk that welcomes the season of renewal and rebirth.
South Jersey's Amico Island Park (in Delran, Burlington County) is a 55-acre peninsula featuring a diverse collection of habitats and terrain. The park has 2.0 miles of marked trails traversing a variety of terrain types. With upland forests, freshwater ponds and wetlands, river shoreline and meadows, visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, fishing and picnicking in a rustic natural setting at the confluence of the Rancocas Creek and Delaware River.
The park also offers beautiful river vistas and wildlife observation opportunities. Overlook areas are sited to capture stunning views of the waterways and marinas surrounding the park.
While hiking the trails, visitors might also see white-tailed deer, red fox, cottontail rabbits, and a wide variety of birds, including waterfowl, raptors, songbirds, and great blue herons.
Facilities and Activities include:
• Hiking/biking trails
• Picnic areas
• Fishing access to the Delaware River and pond.
• Portable restroom facilities
Please note that boats are not permitted on the pond, and a valid fishing license is required.