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Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

3395 Route 5/20 East, Seneca Falls, NY 13148
315-568-5987
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Ranked #3 of 11 attractions in Seneca Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited the refuge 3 days in a row. So different each day. First day we saw so many different birds second and third time not so many. I suggest you go at different times and many times to fully see everything there. At the time we visited the pink mallow flowers were all along the marshes. So pretty amongst... More

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Liverpool, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

After having gone by the refuge hundreds of times, we decided to stop at the visitor's center and see what the had to offer. There were some interesting wildlife exhibits and a small gift store. The map showed us we could drive through the refuge to get from Route 5 to Route 89 (our destination), so we decided to do... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My husband and I went along the driving tour one afternoon. It took us nearly 3 hours! It takes that long to do it right. You have to stop and listen. You'll be amazed at what you hear .... and then see. Look closely at the water and you can see large fish wallowing in the mud! It's extraordinary. And... More

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Howell, New Jersey
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The docent at the visitor center indicated that July was a relatively thin season for birding. Nevertheless, the ponds and wetlands of the refuge were home to numerous shorebirds, wading birds and passerines. I saw 35 species in a quick drive through. I saw a half dozen immature Bald Eagles and a pair of Trumpeter Swans.

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Rochester, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This wildlife national wildlife refuge has few trails to walk on. Its main trail is a 30 minute drive on a one lane road through the wetlands. There are various sites to stop and observe birds. There is a location to fish. A small visitor building has very gracious and knowledgeable volunteers who will direct you to the best sites... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Not crowded. Did the car tour while following the tour on our cell phone. Saw a couple of beautiful Great Blue Herons, junvenile Bald Eagles and Osprey. Later did a leisurely walking tour - both were interesting.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We drove around at 5pm on a rainy afternoon. It was dreary weather, but all the birds were out and about being interesting. We saw a heron with a fish, lots of geese with their babies and a lot of small song and wading birds. We then went back the next day and had a look in the visitors center... More

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Central Bridge
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This would be a terrific place to visit in the spring! I want to come back in April to see the Waterfowl and perhaps to observe the chicks in the Osprey nest. While there were a few ducks & other small birds around, most birds scatter to other locations as soon as their young can travel or fend for themselves.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

A great up-close and personal experience with wildlife especially water fowl. the wildlife drive is great for taking pictures. If you get lucky and are patient you may get a chance to photo a bald eagle!

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Staunton, Virginia
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84 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We originally went here to kill some time while my husband was in a sales meeting. The experience was much more than I anticipated. We met Jackie, a wonderful guide and worker manning the Visitor Center. She took the time to show us a lot of the birds on the marsh. She was patient with my children and answered all... More

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