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Montezuma Wildlife Refuge

In Seneca Falls, NY on the North End of Cayuga Lake, visit the Montezuma National Wildlife refuge to view a spectacular abundance of birds, mammals and reptiles. Montezuma covers about 7,068 acres and serves as a crucial migratory stopover for shorebirds, waterfowl and other birds. Birds are drawn to the refuge because of its diverse ecosystem composed of marshes and woodlands which make it a perfect place for feeding, breeding and resting. The Visitor Center, open April 1st to December 1st (weather permitting), provides an array of educational materials, including taxidermy representations of animals that can be seen in the refuge. There is also a gift shop, the proceeds from which go directly back into Montezuma’s conservation and educational programming. While at the refuge, hike the 1.5-mile trail loop and get a better view of wildlife on the observation platform, or explore the area via automobile on the 3.5-mile driving loop. Montezuma is open seven days a week, making every day an opportunity to see animals interacting with their natural habitat.

For more information about the refuge, call (315) 568-5987, or visit their webpage at http://www.fws.gov/r5mnwr/index.html.