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Seney National Wildlife Refuge

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I Stop Here Annually

Each visit is a photograph's fun stop. Depending on the time of year and time of day what you see... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
Gail L
Valdez, Alaska
Well worth the time

This place is worth a stop when passing through. They have a great visitors center with awesome... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
William W
Munising, Michigan
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1674 Refuge Entrance Rd, Seney, MI 49883-9509
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

Each visit is a photograph's fun stop. Depending on the time of year and time of day what you see will vary. I love photographing the loons, eagles, ducks, cranes etc. One trip afforded a good photo of a weasel. The auto drive allows you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

This place is worth a stop when passing through. They have a great visitors center with awesome volunteers. There is even a giant stuffed wolf in there! The drive through the refuge is well worth the time, even if it's rainy like it was when...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank William W
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Went a day early to travel the tourist roads and then went the next day to take the fomal tour on the private roads- what a wonderful place to have right here in our back yard and such a great many RSVP volunteers working to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brian S
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Not only loved the refuge, but we took the last evening ranger-guided bus tour of the refuge for the 2018 season. What a great and memorable experience. Highly recommended if you can plan ahead for this in a future season.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mcbswolf
Reviewed September 4, 2018

We have been here several times. We always do the auto tour and you never know what you're going to see which makes it interesting. Visitor center has nice displays and the workers always are welcoming and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tim E
Reviewed August 26, 2018

If you want to see wildlife, especially birds, this is the place. It is very well managed and has a series of roads that allows you to drive a tour of a huge portion of the Refuge. In the spring and fall you should see...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

I love the refuge. Loons, eagles, osprey, trumpeter swans, beaver and this year lots of muskrats. I love sitting on the fishing deck in the early morning or in the evening and twice have been blessed with loons swimming close and coming up onland on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank suedholland
Reviewed August 18, 2018

I was here two and a half days and barely scratched the surface of what's available. First this is very rural and most of the roads are gravel or dirt. My sedan did alright, but I would have preferred a truck or SUV with the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank BrianD317
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Growing up in Michigan many years ago, I knew this preserve as part of the great Seney Swamp, a vast cut over area with sandy roads, few inhabitants, an uncountable number of tree stumps, plenty of bogs and a scattering of small lakes. Now I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Citallwic
Reviewed August 15, 2018

If you are looking for a place to reconnect with the natural world, this is the place for you. With over 95,000 acres The Seney National Wildlife Refuge has a variety of habitats to explore. Start your adventure in the Visitor Center, a kid friendly...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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