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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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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 NEW

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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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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235 reviews 235 reviews
82 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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DeWitt, New York
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226 reviews 226 reviews
100 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

It's a bit unfair to rate this as an attraction, because its primary purpose is to provide wildlife habitat and a protected stopover for migrating waterfowl. If fulfills that mission with excellence, and you should think of your visit differently from how you might think of attractions that are designed for human benefit and amusement. I have been there many... More

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Roxbury, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Nice place to visit, on late fall afternoon, and seeing all the different types of birds and animals.

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Haifa, Israel
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Very nice place to take a walk or to drive in. Lots' of birds, nice foot trails. Beautiful sightseeing.

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Wilmette
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

It is a beautiful reserve, albeit, in some sections, right next to the NY Thruway. We have been there before and there were many birds. This time, none. Luck of the draw.

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Boston
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This is a wonderful resource for bird watchers. However, it requires that you bring a guide and binoculars to really view its true splendor. The untrained, unaided eye will see this trip as nothing more than a rather rocky, rugged road. There is an audio companion on your cell but other than that you are on your own to interpret... More

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Mentor, Ohio
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Stopped in visitor center. Wish staffed would have told us of trail closure(for bird nesting) on trail near visitor center. Some maps need updated with locations of post numbers. Driving tour advertises an A.M. radio station, but nothing. Their is number for cell phone tour, but I didn't try to use. Observation tower near visitor center also has a handicapped... More

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