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Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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Plenty of trails to walk

I've stopped here a few times. It's never been busy when I stop by. There are a few different... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
Mark S
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West Jordan, Utah
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A National Park in NYC

Jamaica Bay is one of the most important stops on the major east coast bird migration route. Birds... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
Forest-Hills-Cynic
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 2 August 2017

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

3  Thank Forest-Hills-Cynic
Reviewed 10 June 2017

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

1  Thank gostartraveler
Reviewed 10 June 2017

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.

1  Thank PKipke
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Highland-Birder
Reviewed 29 October 2016

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

2  Thank beachandsunmonkey
Reviewed 26 September 2016

A Must See for Birders - located on the main East Coast Flyway - an Audubon Hot Spot for Exotic Lifers. A respite with the NYC Skyline in the background.

Thank Forest-Hills-Cynic
Reviewed 26 May 2016

...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

2  Thank JensR289
Reviewed 28 April 2016

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

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 9 March 2016

I have thought about visiting the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge for a long time. A couple of times I tried to get there, but did not have the address. Today is sunny and unseasonably warm. I decided to go after I dropped my son at...More

5  Thank abuben
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