Best trails in Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

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Explore the most popular trails in Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description
Montezuma National Wildlife refuge provides resting, feeding, and nesting habitat for waterfowl and other migratory birds. Montezuma is situated in the middle of one of the most active flight lanes in the Atlantic Flyway. The refuge is located at the north end of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. The refuge contains 9,809 acres and is situated in Seneca, Wayne, and Cayuga Counties. The refuge is 35 miles (56 km) west of Syracuse, 40 miles (64 km) north of Ithaca, and 45 miles (72 km) east of Rochester. Outdoor facilities (trails, observation areas)
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Map of trails in Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
Park information
Acreage
9809 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Top trails (5)
#1 - Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge - Wildlife Drive
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
Note: This trail closes in August for hiking and biking.Show more
#2 - Esker Brook Nature Trail
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 31 m
Esker Brook Nature Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Seneca Falls, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarilShow more
#3 - Seneca Trail at Montezuma
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 22 m
Seneca Trail at Montezuma is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Seneca Falls, New York that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikShow more
#4 - Seneca River Trail
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 10.8 mi
Seneca River Trail is a 10.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Port Byron, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature tripsShow more
#5 - Malone's Creekside Trail
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 29 m
Malone's Creekside Trail is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Savannah, New York and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessiShow more