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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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Wonderful place to spend an afternoon

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

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

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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Dryden, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I have been going to Montezuma for decades, both by myself, with friends, and with my college classes. Over the years it has become a much more visitor-firendly place. There is a very nice Visitor Center staffed by knowledgeable volunteers, and some dioramas to show what you can expect to see. There are several viewing towers that you go up,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

very well laid out, with a route you can drive to bird watch. Pristine and well taken care of Nice visitors center. No charge. I hope to spend more time there in the future.

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Hockessin, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We visited this Wildlife Refuge in late May. Unfortunately, the water was low and many of the marsh areas didn't have much water in them. Consequently, there was a shortage of birds to view during our hour visit. The format for the refuge is typical of other national sites. There is a one way dirt road through the heart of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This Wildlife Refuge has a nice Visitor's Center, staffed with knowledgeable folks who will help plan out your visit. The trails are numerous and easily followed. Lots of herons, red-winged black birds and ospreys when we visited. There is a wildlife road that you drive along to view birds, reptiles and mammals within the refuge. It was a nice natural... More 

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Milford, P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is the second time we came here and each time we come we see something different. In addition to seeing carp we saw Great Blue Herons, Canadian Geese, Red-Winged Blackbirds, Osprey and a immature Bald Eagle in a field. If you like birding this is a must place to visit.

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tally
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Carp carp carp and more carp Carp.no water just carp it boggles the mind that their are so many carp

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Seaford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

If you like bird watching, this is a must-visit place. It has been designated as an Audubon Important Bird Area If you are not a birder or nature lover, this place might be boring for you. The best time to visit for birding is during spring and fall migration. There is a visitors center with a bathroom and gift shop.... More 

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Morris County, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is a fairly large, well organized wildlife habitat reclamation project. There is a 3 story observation tower, hiking trails and a driving route. The cell phone tour was particularly helpful. Dial their number press the right keys and a professional description of the area you are walking or driving through is available.

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East Setauket NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge is an excellent birding location. Drive through, hike through, stop at the visitor center. All areas are well maintained, and the setting is pristine. Both visitors and birds would give Montezuma a five-star rating.

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Additional Information about Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

Address: 3395 Route 5/20 East, Seneca Falls, NY 13148
Phone Number: 315-568-5987
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Seneca Falls

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