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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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Peaceful Perfection

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Washington Township, New Jersey
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Washington Township, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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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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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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 9 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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Dryden, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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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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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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