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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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Awesome for Nature and Wildlife Lovers

I was there for the first time last year. I LOVED it! I've heard different things from different... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jodi K
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West Seneca, United States
It's amazing

My wife and I stopped to see what this was and spent over two hours just driving the loop. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jim M
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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” (17 reviews)
“bird watching” (11 reviews)
“visitor center” (24 reviews)
LOCATION
3395 Route 5/20 East, Seneca Falls, NY 13148
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+1 315-568-5987
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"bald eagles"
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"bird watching"
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"visitor center"
in 24 reviews
"canada geese"
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"black birds"
in 5 reviews
"few hours"
in 6 reviews
"the reserve"
in 6 reviews
"small birds"
in 4 reviews
"great blue heron"
in 5 reviews
"mile loop"
in 3 reviews
"cell phone"
in 5 reviews
"spring and fall"
in 5 reviews
"birds including"
in 3 reviews
"great place to view"
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"observation tower"
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"nature lovers"
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"wide variety of birds"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was there for the first time last year. I LOVED it! I've heard different things from different people, but when we visited, there was never a dull moment. There were eagles, vultures, something in the air at all times. I've had other people tell...More

1  Thank Jodi K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped to see what this was and spent over two hours just driving the loop. The number of different birds we saw was amazing. There is no charge and it is definitely worth a visit. My wife and I are not...More

Thank Jim M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great way to view birds- for birders of all levels and ability. You can walk easy paths and drive around the observation loop. There are bird blinds to watch bird activity. We even saw an otter. The bald eagle nests are very impressive...More

Thank preas1986
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

This is our dawn drive. Creeping slowly thru the refuge spying on bald eagles, osprey, a variety of water fowl and more. It never disappoints.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

You drive by it all the time. Take the time to visit it. Stop and smell the flowers. They have alot to offer. A trip well worth it.

Thank steveporten
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

I have lived here for many years and drove by countless times before I finally decided to stop and visit this refuge. It was such a treat and I only wish that I had stopped long ago! There are trails to walk, as well as...More

5  Thank AuburnFoodFan
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We were in the area and decided to visit. We started out at the visitor center where you can see what birds are currently in the area (and stuffed examples of many birds) and got a map, then took a nice walk thru the marsh...More

3  Thank eldoradogirl
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

I found their Visitor Center has really need exhibit of all kinds of birds, hawks, Eagles, owls, and other Critters that nature lovers, bird enthusiasts, students, and children alike would really enjoy.

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

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

2  Thank M9130QVrichardd
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

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

1  Thank urbanguy
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Ann L
10 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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