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Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 6975 Mower Rd, Saginaw, MI 48601-9783
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Nature at it's best

Walked the trails many times with my husband, the peacefulness, the quiet, nature in all her spender. Many deer, geese, ducks, cranes, birds of many varieties and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
Gayle Ann W
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Chesaning
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Chesaning
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Walked the trails many times with my husband, the peacefulness, the quiet, nature in all her spender. Many deer, geese, ducks, cranes, birds of many varieties and the croaker......just to mention a few, great place to visit!

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saginaw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Go slow and enjoy wildlife while touring a well established trail. Peaceful sights and unexpected appearances of many types of birds and ground creatures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The sanctuary was a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! The views were magnificent!

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Thank Deborah S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

As a new adventure,we had the brilliant idea of going to see the fall colors.Its a beautiful place to visit.Bright colors of the leaves,the places that have what looks like islands in the middle of these fields that are something to see with bird..Some I have never seen,Canadian geese,and every kind of big or tiny birds.We met a couple deer(... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This place is incredible! You'll love the self guided auto tour. We went at dusk and saw all kinds of wildlife. Deer were seen in the corn fields, numerous cranes in the rivers and creeks. Even a young raccoon came up a bank onto the road and travelled ahead of us for awhile. It's a great place to visit.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Any national wildlife refuge is probably worth it, but this one is very good nonetheless. I've walked and birded here several times, and it is well worth the drive to get to the parking lot. You can reach the interior of the refuge after about 30 minutes' walk from the parking lot. Then you can take a slightly different route... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

A slow drive through the Refuge will allow you to spot deer grazing, birds fishing, wildflowers blooming and many more things to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Nature in all it's glory. Your can choose to take the auto tour at the main site and/or you can walk the trails there. (Always check to see if the auto drive is open). If your are limited in your walking skills or have wheels of your own the auto tour is perfect for you. At Green Point or Woodland... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We planned to stop at this refuge on our way to Sleeping Bear Dunes. We stopped in on a Saturday and found the drive and visitors centers both closed.

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Cherry Valley, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We wanted to do the wildlife drive but it was closed due to all the recent rain so we did a walk and, man, was it buggy. The walking path was paved and then after a while it was just mown grass. We did not even make it all the way to a viewing area. Should have brought bug spray.... More 

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