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Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge

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371 N River St, Swanton, VT 05488-8148
+1 802-868-4781
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Lovely leisurely stroll

There are multiple easy hikes. All the trails have a different vibe. The walk along the Missisquoi... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Rebecca_Stucke
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Swanton
via mobile
Beautiful stillness untouched by time

This refuge is absolutely breathtaking; I've struggled to write this review because I'm not sure... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2017
TheLilithian
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Hadley, Massachusetts
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This park is a popular spot for viewing migrating birds.
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  • Average7%
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371 N River St, Swanton, VT 05488-8148
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

There are multiple easy hikes. All the trails have a different vibe. The walk along the Missisquoi River is beautiful. The walk near the visitor center strolls through a meadow with lots of wildflowers and then into a wooded area. These are great trails for...More

Thank Rebecca_Stucke
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

This refuge is absolutely breathtaking; I've struggled to write this review because I'm not sure how to do this brigadoon justice with words! You really have to see it for yourself. The trail we walked (the Black Creek & Maquam Creek trails) were comprised of...More

1  Thank TheLilithian
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

The headquarters/visitor's center building on Tabor Rd. has some educational displays about the local wildlife, plants, and early native American inhabitants. The refuge itself is quite large with several different access points including boat launches on the Missisquoi River. Visit the website to download a...More

1  Thank Kelly T
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

We travel this stretch of the Missisquoi River often. For a truly prehistoric experience paddle in the spring out to Shad Island. The Great Blue Heron's are nesting at this time, along with Osprey's and an occasional eagle. There are sections of the area that...More

1  Thank FairfaxFoodies
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place to walk, be with nature and do photography. We saw beavers, birds, and a dear on that day!

1  Thank Belle12301
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

A great visitor's center, with video overview and displays. Staff on hand was very welcoming, and accommodating.(He even checked to see if the bugs were too pesty on the trail!) You can borrow binoculars (both adult and kid size) and backpacks for kids. Kid packs...More

1  Thank everythingreen
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

Warm summer days with a light breeze makes this wildlife refuge a haven for all types of recreational pursuits. The birding today was a bit hard for me because the lushness of the trees and the very warm humid weather was keeping many birds to...More

Thank MasterMaineGuide
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

After being in the car for hours this was the perfect stop over. The trails are well maintained and easy to navigate. We were the only ones on the trail that day and saw a lot of birds, 2 deer, and a duck with babies....More

1  Thank w81minute
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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

The trails are well kept and it is easy for even the little ones to get around. If you are quiet you get to see a lot different birds and small animals. My kids got a kick out of how many frogs they found and...More

Thank Larry K
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

My wife and I took our dog on the trails. What a nice walk. Trails are maintained well and plenty of benches to catch your breath on.

Thank Motoman57
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robi99
19 June 2017|
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Response from Belle12301 | Reviewed this property |
Not the one with the entrance on route 78. The one on Taber Road, I have never been inside the building so I am not sure if they sell the pass. Sorry. Maybe someone else can answer you from the Refuge office.
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