We love Cattus Island Park because of it's unspoiled beauty.
Nature and wildlife are the main attractions here
in this beautiful hidden treasure.
This park boosts 530 acres,
and many well maintained trails that hug the Barnegat Bay.
We visited on February 22 of this year,
because a Snowy Owl had been calling this perch home.
The owl wasn't home when we visited but we still had fun anyway.
Another aspect I love about this park...
the trail to reach this spot is at least a 5 mile walk.
On the weekends, they provide a van service out to the area,
so peeps like me, with limited walking ability,
can still visit the snowy.
Isn't that awesome!!
There was still a lot of ice on the bay...
but it was a warm winter day!!
The nature center is closed as it was destroyed by Super Storm Sandy.
What so many people don't realize...
we still have so much rebuilding to do here at the Jersey Shore.
This park is free to the public and
there is a gorgeous, well manicured butterfly garden during summer.
Many thanks to the folks at Cattus Island Park
and also to the driver of the white van on February 22nd.
She was so sweet and a real nature lover, we had such a nice chat.
And yes peeps...I had to wear "the boots"!!