Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature at this wildlife refuge in New York's Finger Lakes region.
The Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge is located above Cayuga Lake in Seneca Falls, New York. This natural area is perfect for bird enthusiasts. Visitors can either walk the various trails to see the refuge or take the wildlife drive if they would rather stay inside a car. The wildlife drive is open seasonally from April 1 through December 1. Birds you may see include bald eagles, osprey, herons, woodpeckers, Canadian geese, and other migratory bird species. Mammals that live here include white-tailed deer, moles, rabbits, minks, foxes, coyotes, chipmunks, flying squirrels, raccoons, and more.
This wildlife refuge is open daily from half an hour before sunrise until half an hour after sunset. The visitor center is open from April 1 through November 30 daily from 10 am to 3 pm. There is a viewing deck at the visitor center as well as a live video feed of an osprey nest. Please note that leashed dogs are only allowed on the Seneca Trail, the loop trail that encircles the visitor center. If you need a place to reconnect with nature, be sure to stop by the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in upstate New York.