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I've stopped here a few times. It's never been busy when I stop by. There are a few different trails y ou can take to walk around the area. It was a little cold when I stopped by and the sun was setting so it...More
Jamaica Bay is one of the most important stops on the major east coast bird migration route. Birds stop here to rest and feed. The park is continuously monitored by the Audubon Society, who report interesting sightings and thus the park is heavily visited by...More
Easy to get to by car on and off Belt Parkway. Informative stop with displays and video. Clean bathrooms - men's bathroom has changing table as well as garbage can close by said table! Outside picnic area, easy to get to by mass transit and...More
An all-season refuge from the great city, a birder's paradise and a great walk. Conservation and teaching at work. Love it! I would love to see more nature films shown there, especially those concerned with conservation. Check out "Chasing Coral" on Netflix.
My wife and I had been looking forward to our visit to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge for several months. Here in the U.K. This Refuge has an excellent reputation. So with our week in New York this would be the perfect time to visit. So...More
This hidden nature gem is only a view minutes by train from JFK. The ranger told us they often get visitors who drop off their bags at JFK and then spend an hour or 2 walking the two trails. If you are traveling by rental...More
...even in central N.Y.C. you can still manage to see the unique natural setting with the coast, the islands and rivers nearby, out on Jamaica bay it is all much closer. You will find the sandy beaches/ wetland/ tidal basin sort of coast there, and...More
This is part of a historic fly-over area for migratory birds (apparently, I know nothing about birds!) but it's a free park with a great walking path. They lend high quality binoculars at the visitor center in exchange for holding your credit card (no charge)....More