Trail Guides
Willow Oak Natural Area

E. Landis Ave, Vineland, NJ
Phone: (609) 794-6171

OWNER:  NJ Department of Environmental Protection Green Acres Program

DIRECTIONS:  Turn Left out of the WMA onto Route 49. After 1.6 miles, turn Right onto the entrance ramp for Route 55 North. Follow Route 55 for 2 miles to Exit 26, CR 555. Bear Right at the end of the exit ramp, and take the immediate Right onto CR 655/Lincoln Ave. Follow Lincoln Ave. for 4.5 miles to Landis Ave. Turn Right at the light onto E. Landis Ave. After 0.4 miles you will see a sign for the Willow Oak Natural Area, where you can turn Left into the parking area.   Map
ACCESS AND PARKING:  Open daily from dawn to dusk. Small parking area upon entry.

SITE DESCRIPTION:  Make a trail of bread crumbs when you wander around the Willow Oak Natural Area, a labyrinth of grassy paths through advanced successional woodland. The city of Vineland Environmental Commission maintains this area seemingly for the sole delight of bird lovers. If you like Gray Catbirds, this area is abundant with these common, yet thoroughly entertaining song mimics. Towering old sweet gum trees fringe a large area of early growth autumn olive and black cherry trees. In fact, sweet gum trees of every age can be observed — look for their unusual “corky ridges.” Take precautions against ticks, chiggers and biting insects during the warmer months.

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