Menantico Ponds Fish and Wildlife Management Area
We recommend you enjoy the scenic views you’ll find along the Menantico Ponds Fish and Wildlife Management Area. During your visit to the area, embrace the rustic scenery and take a look at the winding paths that guide you through these enriched woods. At nearly 300 acres, this site is available for guests who would like a gentle stroll, a cruising canoe or kayak, or from the comfort of a car. We encourage you to take pleasure in sharing an amazing space with all kinds of species that inhabit the The Menantico River and Ponds. In these waters, you’ll find numerous federal and state endangered and threatened species from birds to fish and plants. These clusters of freshwater ponds are the result of extensive sand mining that is still prevalent in some bayshore’s rural communities.
No matter what time of year, these lands offer a beautiful landscape fit for those visiting the area for rest and relaxation.
In the winter seasons, winter raptors are as ubiquitous as they are fascinating. Birds like sharp-shinned Hawk prey on smaller winter residents, like the White-throated Sparrow or Yellow-rumped Warbler. In the spring, before the lily pads start to peak their faces and the unique large-mouthed bass can be seen, see dozens of Osprey and an occasional Bald Eagle find their way to the ponds to do some fishing themselves. Common Yellowthroat, Prairie and Pine Warblers nest here and can be heard singing throughout the spring. Waterfowl, especially the American Black Duck, make homes here as well.
However, this WMA is best explored via canoe or kayak during the summer. Be on the lookout for basking red-bellied and painted turtles, forest wildflowers and a plethora of nesting birds on the islands of land that rest between the ponds. A tip? Visitors who stay here during the week should be able to avoid other outdoor recreation enthusiasts that would normally be found on weekends. When with us in the fall, take in the crisp fall air and scan the impoundments for early arrivals of wintering waterfowl and search the stretching orange evening skies for Bald Eagle and Turkey Vulture. At the Menantico Ponds Fish and Wildlife Management Area, life meets luxury during your stay with us.
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The Ramada Vineland Has Three Great Restaurants Right Here On Site!
There’s one thing you should know about the Ramada Vineland…great eats are right here! From one of the best steak houses in the area to a classic American pancake house, you won’t even have to get into your car to enjoy a fabulous meal, any time of the day.
Have a bite at any of our attached eateries:
The Dakota Prime Steakhouse – The Dakota Prime is a fine high end steakhouse with a relaxing atmosphere, and is ideal for a business dinner or a romantic dinner for two. Great steaks, savory appetizers, a great wine list and much more…it’s all here!
Harry’s Pub – Want to enjoy a great night out with family and friends? Harry’s Pub offers great food and great times…an informal atmosphere with plenty of beer choices on tap. It’s a great place to let loose, and with our hotel right here, you won’t have to drive anywhere!
IHOP – It’s everyone’s American favorite pancake house, with all sorts of variations on the classic breakfast. But they’re not just pancakes…they’re great at amazing omelettes too. Enjoy a great morning meal without the hassle of searching…it’s right here on the hotel site!
No need to waste time searching for food when staying at the Ramada Vineland…it’s all right here. Contact us today to book your room and enjoy one or more fantastic meals with your stay.