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Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

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3395 Route 5/20 East, Seneca Falls, NY 13148
+1 315-568-5987
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Wildlife Unlimited

If you really are interested in nature, then this is the place to visit. As you travel along the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
M9130QVrichardd
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Savannah, United States
An Impressive National Wildlife Refuge

Montezuma NWR is a 9,000+ acre site, located somewhat northeast of Seneca Falls. You can see a lot... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
urbanguy
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Richmond, Virginia
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Established in 1938 in the scenic Finger Lakes region of New York, the refuge contains 7,068 acres for the resting, feeding and nesting habitat of waterfowl and other migratory birds.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bald eagles” (16 reviews)
“bird watching” (11 reviews)
“driving tour” (8 reviews)
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3395 Route 5/20 East, Seneca Falls, NY 13148
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+1 315-568-5987
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you really are interested in nature, then this is the place to visit. As you travel along the New York State Thruway it's very hard to miss the gigantic rendition of the bald eagle that sits by the edge of the highway. It stands...More

Thank M9130QVrichardd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Montezuma NWR is a 9,000+ acre site, located somewhat northeast of Seneca Falls. You can see a lot from two observation towers, on foot, and by car. The Visitor Center, with lots of exhibits, is well worth being your first stop. From here, it is...More

Thank urbanguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As members of the Nature Conservancy, we noted this place and made it made of our plan to tour wineries. It was the best of the trip and Free! There's a reception area with displays and explanations of what you might see in the area....More

Thank Rosemary C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested in photography this is a great place to go for Birds in Flight photography. Would highly recommend.

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

This reserve is a great place to see some not so common birds of prey, including bald eagles. I recommend stopping in the visitor's centre to orientate yourself... they also have a sheet on how to tell if you are looking at a vulture, eagle,...More

Thank schmayla98
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Thank goodness there are still people who want to experience nature and that this spot is available. We arrived late afternoon and an employee was willing to share the eagle spotting, and give us tips on our drive through the terrain. Off we went with...More

Thank Bobbie7
Reviewed 28 August 2017

5 eagles and 7 osprey in addition to many many waterfowl. If you have the time to enjoy this, grab your binoculars and spend a couple hours. It's worth it.

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 16 August 2017

If you are into bird watching this is a great place to watch them including Osprey hunting for fish in the ponds.

Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I love going to Montezuma. Bring a pair of binoculars and go check it out. There is a wide variety of birds and water fowl that are at the refuge. Some are residents, and some migratory. Many herons, bald eagles, and if you go at...More

Thank JustUs796
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I have passed by this place many times so I decided to stop in one day. I was surprised at how large this place is. There are several trails across the street which I didn't get a chance to visit. I drove the road way...More

Thank Lori H
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melissakind
31 August 2017|
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Response from Mike A | Reviewed this property |
There is no place to launch in the swamp. On Routes 5/20 across from the swamp is a boat ramp on the Seneca River which runs along side the swamp. It connects to Cayuga Lake to the south or Clyde River to the north. They are... More
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Don W
27 June 2017|
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Response from Mike A | Reviewed this property |
Not really. They are impaved. The entrance to the visitor center is paved but after that it is gravel
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Cindy D
3 January 2017|
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Response from wbrewer177 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there - Those mounds in the refuge you see are made from cattails made by muskrats. They live in them in the winter having access to them from under the ice when the refuge freezes. There are hundreds of them throughout... More
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