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Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

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1300 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1551
+1 907-452-5162
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Glorious place to walk and enjoy nature

We went there to walk at various times of the day on three different occasions taking different... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cerric0
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Summit, New Jersey
Enjoyable

Nice visitor center and hiking “trails” or snow pack. We enjoyed both walking through the boreal... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nphiker15
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Indiana
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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!
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“boreal forest” (32 reviews)
“bird watching” (15 reviews)
“canada geese” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
1300 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701-1551
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+1 907-452-5162
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"boreal forest"
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"bird watching"
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"canada geese"
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"dairy farm"
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"spring and fall"
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"crane festival"
in 9 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 11 reviews
"great birding"
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"enjoy nature"
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"nice walk"
in 13 reviews
"bird sanctuary"
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"nature walk"
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"end of august"
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"cross country"
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"different species"
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"bug spray"
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"birch trees"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there to walk at various times of the day on three different occasions taking different routes to enjoy the beauty!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice visitor center and hiking “trails” or snow pack. We enjoyed both walking through the boreal forest and watching skijorning and dog sledding. Went back for a second day.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our March hike around the barns and on the Boreal Trail. Winter wonderland scenery along a packed snow trail and a few interesting bird species, too. Saw Black-capped Chickadees, Black-backed Woodpecker, C. Ravens, 3 White-winged Crossbills and a possible N. Goshawk. A...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place to visit any time of year. The are a number of trails for all levels of hikers. There are benches along the trails if you need to rest. This is definitely a worthwhile activity when you visit Fairbanks.

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Reviewed 7 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!!

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Reviewed 19 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.

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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...More

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...More

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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...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

The man, who is also an artist, from the Park Service, was very interesting to speak with. He gave us lots of information about the Boreal Forest, the various birds which are still visiting in winter. He has great sketches he's done and is willing...More

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Jan M
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Response from marijkeverhasselt | Reviewed this property |
I don't know what's the best time to visit, but I think you can enjoy the place year round. It is just a really nice, green and quiet spot to walk around (several trails).
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Rebecca M
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Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
The Fairbanks Transit System serves Creamer's Field on the Blue Line, their schedules are online.
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