West Deptford

Located along the Delaware River in Gloucester County, this suburban area touts scenic riverfront views, winding streams and wooded areas.

The township maintains 32 parks, many of which offer sporting fields, open space and running trails. For birders and wildlife watchers, plan a trip to West Deptford Scenic Trail, a 90-acre parcel of woodlands and grasslands with a one-mile walking trail. Here, bird watchers can spot everything from Northern bobwhites and brown thrashers to Great Horned Owls.

For those looking to get outdoors and enjoy seaside views and fresh ocean air, play a round of golf at RiverWinds Golf Club, where an 18-hole championship course evokes thoughts of historic courses in Scotland. Designed by architect Ed Shearon and shaped by expert Pete Fazio, this 7,100-yard, par 72 course provides an escalating challenge at each hole, while breathtaking views of the surrounding marshlands and the Philadelphia skyline across the river provide a spectacular setting. If you’re visiting during the colder months, head indoors for some recreation in the golf club’s tennis center.