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Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 371 N River St, Swanton, VT 05488-8148
Phone Number: +1 802-868-4781
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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This park is a popular spot for viewing migrating birds.

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A great place for kids and adults

A great visitor's center, with video overview and displays. Staff on hand was very welcoming, and accommodating.(He even checked to see if the bugs were too pesty on the trail... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 August 2016
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Greenfield Center, New York
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Greenfield Center, New York
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

A great visitor's center, with video overview and displays. Staff on hand was very welcoming, and accommodating.(He even checked to see if the bugs were too pesty on the trail!) You can borrow binoculars (both adult and kid size) and backpacks for kids. Kid packs include books, fold out ID guides and a clipboard! Not too shabby. There are many... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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79 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Warm summer days with a light breeze makes this wildlife refuge a haven for all types of recreational pursuits. The birding today was a bit hard for me because the lushness of the trees and the very warm humid weather was keeping many birds to ground. Seeing the different sections of Lake Champlain at this northern end even when the... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

After being in the car for hours this was the perfect stop over. The trails are well maintained and easy to navigate. We were the only ones on the trail that day and saw a lot of birds, 2 deer, and a duck with babies. I will make it a point to come back here in the future.

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1 Thank w81minute
Swanton VT
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

The trails are well kept and it is easy for even the little ones to get around. If you are quiet you get to see a lot different birds and small animals. My kids got a kick out of how many frogs they found and small snakes. In the middle of summer, make sure to bring bug spray. The mosquitos... More 

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Thank Larry K
Saint Albans, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

My wife and I took our dog on the trails. What a nice walk. Trails are maintained well and plenty of benches to catch your breath on.

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decatur,Tx.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

I like a place where the walking in walking. This trail at Mac's Bend is peaceful, shady and good place for birding. I drove down to the new refuge headquarters and walked the Stephens Marsh trail. Once again, easy walking ,beautiful color and lots of birds. I was here last fall and wished I had come over to walk then... More 

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Swanton, Vermont
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

I try and take my dog to the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge every weekend. I love the different trails you can take and my dog really looks forward to it, she hated going for walks before we started going to the wildlife refuge.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

While spending a week at the Tyler place resort we enjoyed kayaking, sailing and paddle boarding in the refuge. Highlights included close up views of three fledgling green herons and multiple bald eagles. With the mountains as a backdrop, this is a beautiful spot

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Thank Pammyj2015
Bethesda, MD
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Took a day trip here while staying at Tyler Place. Brought bikes and traveled around the area. Pleasant road conditions and just the right amount of hilly terrain.

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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26 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

Finding trails and info was not very easy, though maps are available on web site (not iPad). Jeep Trail was essentially a dead end hike along the river. Birding was poor, though lots of Greater Yellowlegs, a bittern, and a green heron were observed. We will go back but head towards one of the water trails next time.

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