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Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge Questions & Answers

Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey

Where are the best photo spots, best trails? Where is the best angle for both sunrise and sunset shots?

over a year ago Answer

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Sharon, MA
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In some ways, the "best" spot is at Sachuset Point itself, which is between shoreline access points 2 and 4 on the refuge map that you can get at the headquarters or can download online (can't list the URL here due to TA rules). It's an especially dramatic spot at any time of day with 360 views. If you want to photograph local fishermen casting for stripers and other fish at the Point, late afternoon or early evening are good times to visit there. Non-stop, it's only about a 15-20 minute walk from the headquarters (but there are plenty of nice views along the way!).

This is also an active bird migration area. While birds are active at all times of day, near sunrise or sunset are probably "best" times to photograph them.

If you want other sunset views, you might continue on the main Ocean View loop trail towards Island Rocks -- it's nice to face the Sakonnet River late in the day with the setting sun behind you.

Finally, the Flint Point Trail is also nice, but less dramatic than the Ocean View Trail.

over a year ago
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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the paths are not long. Ocean view trail is a nice walk around- views of ocean, birds, rocky shore, go early or later, any time of year

over a year ago
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