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“Feeding the chickadees is awesome!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge

Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Noyack
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Owner description: National Wildlife Refuge
Huntington, New York
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233 reviews
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“Feeding the chickadees is awesome!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

A wonderful nature walk to the beach! You can feed the chickadees in your hand ...so much fun. Bring basic black sunflower seeds...lay your hand out flat and wait...children and adults all love it!

Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Good Walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

This is a great spot to walk on their trails. Well kept with easy walking.Went with friends who have a summer house on the bay just down the road. Watch out for bugs. Good bird watching.

Visited September 2013
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long island ny
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“Wonderful place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

Took out grandchildren there and we had the most amazing time. The grounds are BEAUTIFUL...the birds and chipmunks eat right out of your hand. Make sure you bring black bird seed (looks like pumpkin seeds)

Visited September 2013
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USA
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“When Was the Last Time You Got Personal With a Wild Turkey?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Here's the official description of the refuge: Morton National Wildlife Refuge, a 187-acre peninsula on Noyack and Little Peconic Bays, boasts exceptionally diverse habitats. Sandy and rocky beaches fringe the peninsula, while wooded bluffs overlook the Bays. Morton consists of upland forest, grasslands, ponds, saltmarsh, beach and a lagoon. These habitats are used by a variety of wildlife including white-tailed deer, eastern chipmunk, painted turtles, green frogs, songbirds and osprey. Waterfowl, such as long-tailed duck, common goldeneye and white-winged scoter, are common during the winter months, while piping plover, terns, and other shorebirds use the beach during the spring and summer months.

While we didn't see that variety of wildlife, what we did see were wild turkeys that let you get close enough to take a nice photographs, nuthatches and chickadees that perch on your hand and pick out bird seed, friendly people and no dogs permitted (and people obey the rules). So bring a sandwich bag of bird seed. Most of the beach is closed from April 1-August 31 to protect habitats for nesting and migrating birds, but there's still plenty to enjoy. Paths and walkways are suitable for strollers.

Visited May 2013
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Central Islip, New York
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“Peaceful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

I go here every year with the kids , its a nice little nature walk and water views. The kids enjoy seeing the animals , deer , turkeys and lots of birds as well as some other critters. They mostly enjoy putting bird feed in there hands and waiting for the birds to eat out of them. The walk by the water is breathtaking and the kids also enjoy collecting shells off the beach. There are bathrooms at the very begining which is always a plus.

Visited March 2013
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