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Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 6975 Mower Rd, Saginaw, MI 48601-9783
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+1 989-777-5930

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A Great Place To Get Away From It All!!

If you like hiking, this is a great place to go to enjoy peace and quiet and nature and just get away from stress. This spot is left the way nature intended it to be, a true... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Montrose, Mi
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Montrose, Mi
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you like hiking, this is a great place to go to enjoy peace and quiet and nature and just get away from stress. This spot is left the way nature intended it to be, a true refuge for wildlife.

Thank Bettinbetts
Bay City, MI
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Absolutely beautiful terrain. Miles and miles of woods, wetlands, fields and rivers....oh and tons of animals - I even saw bear prints and scat.

Thank TravelingMartinezes
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Walked the trails many times with my husband, the peacefulness, the quiet, nature in all her spender. Many deer, geese, ducks, cranes, birds of many varieties and the croaker......just to mention a few, great place to visit!

Thank Gayle Ann W
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

Go slow and enjoy wildlife while touring a well established trail. Peaceful sights and unexpected appearances of many types of birds and ground creatures.

Thank Michicamper
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The sanctuary was a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! The views were magnificent!

Thank Deborah S
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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

As a new adventure,we had the brilliant idea of going to see the fall colors.Its a beautiful place to visit.Bright colors of the leaves,the places that have what looks like islands in the middle of these fields that are something to see with bird..Some I have never seen,Canadian geese,and every kind of big or tiny birds.We met a couple deer(... More 

2 Thank Cindy B
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

This place is incredible! You'll love the self guided auto tour. We went at dusk and saw all kinds of wildlife. Deer were seen in the corn fields, numerous cranes in the rivers and creeks. Even a young raccoon came up a bank onto the road and travelled ahead of us for awhile. It's a great place to visit.

1 Thank jcc0pp
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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71 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

Any national wildlife refuge is probably worth it, but this one is very good nonetheless. I've walked and birded here several times, and it is well worth the drive to get to the parking lot. You can reach the interior of the refuge after about 30 minutes' walk from the parking lot. Then you can take a slightly different route... More 

Thank evanbonobo
Saginaw, Michigan
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

A slow drive through the Refuge will allow you to spot deer grazing, birds fishing, wildflowers blooming and many more things to see.

1 Thank toomanyrestaurants
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Nature in all it's glory. Your can choose to take the auto tour at the main site and/or you can walk the trails there. (Always check to see if the auto drive is open). If your are limited in your walking skills or have wheels of your own the auto tour is perfect for you. At Green Point or Woodland... More 

2 Thank Catherine F

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