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Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary

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Calling All Nature Nuts and Birders!

The Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary is a wonderful location to visit if you want to escape the hustle and... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Audubon Sanctuary Annual Birding event

50 people all Bernards looking for birds beautiful property quiet respectful people experts and... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2018
Carmel, Indiana
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The Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary is owned and operated by the Indiana Audubon Society and is located south of Connersville, IN. Alice Green Gray gave the initial 264 acre property to the Indiana Audubon Society in 1943 as a living memorial to her...more
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3499 S Bird Sanctuary Rd, Connersville, IN 47331-8721
+1 765-827-5109
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Reviewed April 25, 2019

Mary Gray is overseen by the Indiana Audubon. There are lots of numbered trails (generally one-person wide). We hiked counter-clockwise starting at the parking area and doing a sequence of Trails 5, 9, 2, and back to the parking lot. About 2 miles, generally dry...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

The Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary is a wonderful location to visit if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and get some good photos. There were birds and butterflies at every turn. We especially enjoyed the vast numbers of hummingbirds moving...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

50 people all Bernards looking for birds beautiful property quiet respectful people experts and novice a like Take bug spray wear hiking shoes tick check a must. Incredible habitat mixed habitat 700 acres of wildlife birds butterflies etc. very relaxing.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank hoosierbirder
Reviewed March 5, 2018

The Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, owned by the Indiana Audubon Society, is a beautiful retreat from the hustle and bustle of life. The woods are pristine and you may hike long or short trails or just take a short easy walk. There are many wild...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Thank you. It was so wonderful to take in all the activity with grandchildren. They talk about the experience even now. So glad we came

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank clarson2016
Reviewed November 13, 2017

If nature is your thing you have to spend some time at MGBS! This has to be one of the best places to visit in Indiana if you enjoy nature - birds, wild flowers, native plants, hiking, camping and more. You can come for a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank John K
Reviewed October 31, 2017

I've been here in every season, and Mary Gray never disappoints. I come for photos, but it's also great for bird watching, for camping, for hiking, for weddings, for picnics, and for finding a place to restore the soul. Good for families and friends, even...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank CBeard765
Reviewed October 31, 2017

It's all about the birds here. Everything is protected and cherished for the sake of the birds and their environment. Enough trails to explore throughout the morning, or from dawn to dusk! The resident experts are as friendly and knowledgeable as you could wish for,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Philip E
Reviewed October 31, 2017

The trails are great and the sanctuary is special. A great place to watch wildlife and enjoy the outdoors.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Vicki C
Reviewed October 31, 2017

Truly a sanctuary for birds and for people - the beauty of nature all around, the songs of the birds, flitting butterflies, chirruping frogs. This place has it all. No better place to appreciate all that nature has to give us.

Date of experience: September 2017
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August 12, 2018|
Response from hoosierbirder | Reviewed this property |
10 am till 5 pm.
July 25, 2018|
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Response from hoosierbirder | Reviewed this property |
Woodbridge is OK. Not a lot of choices this place strikes me is safe and clean I stayed there with my wife it was OK. Older dated but clean
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