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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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Nice view of wetlands!

I would have given a 4 but we didn't see much of anything but geese. It would have been better to... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
CJTom
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Vandalia, Ohio
Nice day at Montezuma

Had driven by here on the thruway many times and finally got the chance to visit. Great spot to... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2016
anthspin68
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Rochester, NY
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bald eagles” (16 reviews)
“bird watching” (11 reviews)
“visitor center” (24 reviews)
LOCATION
3395 Route 5/20 East, Seneca Falls, NY 13148
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"bald eagles"
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"bird watching"
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"canada geese"
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"black birds"
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"the reserve"
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"small birds"
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"great blue heron"
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"mile loop"
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"spring and fall"
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"great place to view"
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

I would have given a 4 but we didn't see much of anything but geese. It would have been better to go at a different time of year maybe. The visitor center was very nice and informative. Kids would love to see all the stuffed...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Had driven by here on the thruway many times and finally got the chance to visit. Great spot to spend a few hours on a Saturday. There are many great spots to see all the birds and other wildlife. The visitor center is very informative,...More

1  Thank anthspin68
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Our first visit to the area and we were not disappointed. We took advantage of the well marked trail and then did the drive. Highlight was our first ever sighting of a Bald Eagle, albeit an immature specimen,

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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My husband read about kayaking at the Montezuma Refuge. If there was, we didn't find it! As for birding- I can't comment. We didn't see anything that we don't see at home in Southwestern Ontario. (Mind you we just wanted to get in our boats-...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Great photo ops, frendly staff with viewfinders where they would find unique birds and tell you about them. I went mid-day and early morning and the reflections made for wonderful pictures. Gravel road trip is a must do walking trail was best on the first...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

The refuge has a small visitors' centre with some nature displays, but the highlight is driving the refuge loop. It takes you beside the river and swamp where there are lots of birds to be seen, including bald eagles. The park person can provide a...More

1  Thank TaraB0997
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

You don't want to pass up the opportunity to stop and spend a couple hours here. Beautiful views. There is a short flat hiking trail as well as a driving tour. Lots of birds to see. There are also cell phone information stops along the...More

2  Thank Bruce T
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Despite the extreme heat today, our walk around was very nice. The welcome/nature center is new and interesting offering a webcam of an Osprey nest with fledglings. The walking trail was very natural and quiet which also offered access by boat with a floating dock...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

It is about a mile drive. They have walking trails but it was too hot and then it poured rain. I think this would be great in the spring. We saw a lot of ducks and geese, sandpipers, a few cranes and 1 swan. It...More

Thank Joyce S
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

On the way to start of wine trail from Seneca Falls. Small but very informative visitor center. Short drive through the wildlife refuge

Thank LennyBK
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Ann L
11 March 2018|
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Response from Rosemary C | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know. It might be listed on a website or in a AAA travel book which I no longer have in my possession.
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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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