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Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 3395 Route 5/20 East, Seneca Falls, NY 13148
Phone Number: 315-568-5987
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Activities: Birdwatching
Description: Established in 1938 in the scenic Finger Lakes region of New York, the...
Established in 1938 in the scenic Finger Lakes region of New York, the refuge contains 7,068 acres for the resting, feeding and nesting habitat of waterfowl and other migratory birds.
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Such a Beautiful place to visit

Beautiful walking trails and nice drive around the area. captured many great photographs. The learning center was great. Was very peaceful and tranquil. Definitely looking forward... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Ballston Spa, New York
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Ballston Spa, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful walking trails and nice drive around the area. captured many great photographs. The learning center was great. Was very peaceful and tranquil. Definitely looking forward to a return visit in the fall. Great birding.

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Ottawa, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We've driven past Montezuma Wildlife Refuge before with the intent to go there "someday". Someday was last Sunday and was well worth the visit. The sole staff member in the visitor centre was quite helpful and knowledgable and let us know where we could best observe birds and what had been seen recently. The drive along the refuge parkway was... More 

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Erie, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Enjoyed our visit. Would have been better earlier in the spring when the nests are more active. Will return

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Utica, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Whatever the season, there's something beautiful to see. Even in the midsummer (just there today, in August), you can see the mating eagles in the sky, more than dozen heron, the snowy egrets. The ducks are there, too, as are all sort of wildflowers and marsh plants. Went on-line and was fascinated to learn that Montezuma was established in 1938.... More 

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Washington Township, New Jersey
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Beautiful, Perfect, just turn off the car and listen. The birds are everywhere, the eagles were soaring around. Truly a great place to be, do not miss it.

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Arnold, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Huge wildlife area with a wildlife drive with stops that provide information about the refuge and its inhabitants. Lots of immature eagles, shore birds, coots and galinules.

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Upstate NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We went driving through parts of the refuge, water was really high and cattails were mighty tall. At least it wasn't on fire like last time I went through!

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Cayuga, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Went here today...saw two young eagles and a great blue heron sitting in a tree...and many other things. ..very relaxing to drive thru here...never know what your going to see. ..

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

recently decided that i've never seen a bald eagle in person and discovered that montezuma has a rich history of eagle restoration so i decided to try to spot some...while there i spotted two young eagles in a tree along an access road looking very majestic...however i also discovered that the refuge was teaming with all types of wildlife...cranes and... More 

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Mission, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We always enjoy looking for the wildlife around the refuge. Never are we disappointed to find plenty of birds and ducks.

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