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Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

#4 of 27 things to do in Saginaw Features Animals
6975 Mower Rd, Saginaw, MI 48601-9783
+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... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Montrose, Mi
Wonderful few hours of relaxing natural beauty

Absolutely beautiful terrain. Miles and miles of woods, wetlands, fields and rivers....oh and... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Bay City, MI
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“auto tour” (4 reviews)
“natural area” (2 reviews)
6975 Mower Rd, Saginaw, MI 48601-9783
+1 989-777-5930
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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
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
Reviewed 18 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
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.

1  Thank Michicamper
Reviewed 16 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
Reviewed 15 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...More

2  Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 10 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...More

1  Thank jcc0pp
Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank evanbonobo
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
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...More

2  Thank Catherine F
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is there a fee or entrance charge?
14 September 2016|
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Response from MSHallelu | Reviewed this property |
When we went last fall, there was no fee to do the drive through trail. There are also free events through the year. Go to their facebook page for more information. (Tripadvisor won't let me post the link, so Google... More