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“A great place to hike”

Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge
Ranked #12 of 99 things to do in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge is a 2,000 acre refuge on the site of the historic Creamer's Dairy in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Dairy was once the largest producer in Alaska and is on the historic registry of places. The refuge has miles of multi-use trails that are open year round and it is an excellent location for bird watching and wildlife viewing. The Farmhouse Visitor Center & Gift Shop is open daily in the summer from 9:30 - 5 and on Saturdays in the winter from Noon - 4. Guided Nature Walks are available Mon-Sat at 10 am June through August by trained naturalists. Non-profit organization "Friends of Creamer's Field" provides programs during the year at the state owned refuge. In the winter the trails are groomed for cross country skiing and skijoring. Dog mushers, walkers and runners also visit the fields and trails regularly. During the migration seasons the fields are closed except to the birds, but the other trails are still open away from the fields. Come visit!
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We went there today and saw a lot of snow and beautiful forest scenery. Pretty level paths, lakes and wide open areas. Even saw a moose!!

Thank Linda K
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"spring and fall"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

The sweet lady at the visitors center was very informative and friendly. She told us about the birds that visit and their migratory patterns. We had a small hike and it was beautiful. Also, saw a few people skijoring and other XCing.

Thank Sai S
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to Creamers and we didn't have much expectations but were pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed our visit. The docent in the visitor center was very helpful in explaining the migratory habits of the birds and explaining where we might be able to watch some. There are two trails inside, I don't remember which one we took but it was absolutely beautiful. It was very peaceful and calming to walk amongst those tall birch trees, birds and hear the rustling of the leaves high above us. It was like being transported to another world right in the middle of Fairbanks city. I would highly recommend everyone to give this hidden gem a shot.

Thank Manasi K
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Great place to see sandhill crane. Arrived at 5:00am and the crane were coming in to feed in the field. There are a couple of observation towers and some nice trails running through the fields. Didn't visit the farm because it wasn't open at the time.

Thank FrequentTraveler696
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Wear comfy shoes! This is a beautiful, easy hike... and the history is interesting. Lots of permafrost forest to see, and depending on the year, some birds, a few birds, or a lot of birds! It is a nice little walk though, and you won't be disappointed.

2  Thank Candy H
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