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Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

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A Quiet Walk

Pelican wildlife Refuge was a quiet walk in nature. The day we went it was cold but we were still... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Long Island, New York
Nice Walking Trails.

They have nice walking trails but its sometimes difficult to see the birds from the trails. We were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pelican wildlife Refuge was a quiet walk in nature. The day we went it was cold but we were still able to bird watch and see wild life on the water. A good flat hike for anyone who wants to get and get some exercise....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They have nice walking trails but its sometimes difficult to see the birds from the trails. We were lucky to see an otter in the little river - that was a great experience! Also had a nice viewing of a blue heron (we think?) that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mel_W_1030
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the 2nd trial- the Jon Michael Memorial 3 mile loop. We went the end of January, and it was breezy and cool, so most animals were hiding, I think. We saw a few pelicans fly out of the mangrove bushes before we got...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Linda B
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

This is a nice refuge. It is the first National Wildlife Refuge. There are hiking trails and a dirt jungle road. There is also a nice observation deck where the planks are engraved with every National Wildlife Refuge name and date established in the US....More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Mary P
Reviewed January 10, 2019

Not large, but interesting. Have little movie theater showing various films on sea turtles. Nice nature preserve

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vince M
Reviewed November 8, 2018

They have walking trails and great way to spend an afternoon on a warm fall day. Lots to do and learn. Enjoyed the walking trails and seeing wildlife.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Susan L
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Great walking trails with abundant birds and wildlife. Wonderful lookouts to just sit and watch. Relaxing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SueC803
Reviewed September 2, 2018

This is one of those places that you would want to visit and enjoy nature. FIrst national refugee in this country. Great story. The drive to get there was beautiful and so interesting. Thousands of crabs coming out of the ground on the road. Once...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank joselito1959
Reviewed August 9, 2018

When you take Centanial Trail, the history of the wildlife refuges is emblazoned on the boardwalk (check out North Dakota). An easy walk with plenty to see. We didn’t go on the other trails because of the August heat, but we would definitely return in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Katherine K
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Pelican Island Wildlife Refuge is Americans first ever wildlife refuge. It was created in 1903. Excellent trail systems to allow viewing of a myriad of birds. The "Jungle Trail" roadway is a nice drive through the refuge to those that don't or can't make any...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Caroline W
June 11, 2018|
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Response from Allansha | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen that. But I assume that no dogs on a leash would mean no dogs at all. Call the office there to ask them is your best choice of course.
February 7, 2017|
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Response from jorgemb | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. The trail allows cars and there is a kayak launching spot with parking for several vehicles. It's towards the middle-south side of the trail. This is on the waterway side. Across the street there is a public... More