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Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge

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more than meets the eye

we love this refuge, go and take walks often, photo birds, blue heron, white egrets, eagles, loons... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Tina H
Batavia, New York
Beautiful Scenery

We found this place by accident, but it was a nice surprise. Lots of birds and other wildlife as... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Jacksonville, Florida
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The 11,000-acre refuge is located midway between Buffalo and Rochester in western New York State.
1101 Casey Rd, Basom, NY 14013-9730
+1 585-948-5445
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

we love this refuge, go and take walks often, photo birds, blue heron, white egrets, eagles, loons, osprey, etc etc so much wildlife. Stop in and get a map from the visitors center. (which I have yet to see be opened - they do need...More

Thank Tina H
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We found this place by accident, but it was a nice surprise. Lots of birds and other wildlife as well as beautiful scenery. There were a lot wildflowers in bloom. The only drawback was trying to follow the map from the visitor's center. The refuge...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We hiked all of the trails that were accessible during our visit, and each one had its own splendor and beauty. We saw herons, eagles, geese, ducks, a possum, and plenty of other friendly people hiking along. The trails were well maintained, and there really...More

1  Thank Vicki D
Reviewed 3 March 2018

What a great find within a reasonable drive. Trails to walk ,look outs to drive to and lots of structure to "Stake Out" photo opportunities. We cannot wait to visit again during Spring Migration.

Thank rodney01
Reviewed 29 July 2017

The Visitors Center had very little parking. And about 25% of it was reserved for some type of emission free vehicle. Not clearly defined. Didn't want to get a ticket, so we left without visiting..Visited other refuge areas in the region which were state-run and...More

1  Thank Roger F
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Nice wildlife refuge probably put there because it was already very swampy and a good stop on the Canada Goose flyway. Used to be able to see lots of pheasants but not too many now. Lots of other birds and very peaceful. There are a...More

Thank 2005-travel-lover
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I was at this huge place on a Saturday afternoon. Was disappointed to see the main office closed but thankfully there were some decent maps and the trails are well marked. I took one of the most scenic trails, the Feeder Rd that crosses vertically...More

1  Thank ukemigrant
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We took our 5 Year old to this little museum. She was very interested in pulling open drawers that held fur and information about animals that live there. She asked to go back, so I call that a great experience.

Thank Amy K
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Not a bad walk with some scenery. Main road has little to no traffic. There are a couple lakes and streams with good views. As far as for hiking... easy walk, did it with jogging stroller.

Thank rummbla
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Traveling east from Toronto to Utica in mid-October, Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge provided a perfect place to stop and stretch our legs. Parking at the head of Kanloo Trail, we walked along the dikes and into the woods on Feeder Road--about 1/2 hour out and...More

2  Thank Pleasance C
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Gregg G
11 October 2016|
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Response from Amy K | Reviewed this property |
If you are referring to wheelchair access, then I would say yes outside, but inside is on the small side, so if there are a lot of people there you may have to be a little more careful maneuvering