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)

It's such a great drive through, depending the time of day and weather there are many kinds of birds to see along with ducks and many more critters!

Nice drive through the refuge...took me about an hour (driving slowly and making short stops). I didn't see much but that doesn't mean anything. With a little patience you could get some great bird photos.

Dogs are no longer allowed.

Clean trail through buggy woods. So many other options in CNY, that include waterfalls and rocks. Did see a great blue on our drive out of the area.

Easy well-maintained natural trails with beautiful scenery through peaceful forests and alongside musical streams. Great for kids!

Lots of wildlife: air, land, and water. Great for kids!

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Monday, September 05, 2016

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Oh man let me tell you about this trail. I saw a review that said it was easy. So I decided to give it a try. I did all 3 trails. And for me (I'm out of shape) it was difficult. There were lots of medium and small hills. Trials are well kept. The scenery was beautiful. The birds chirping was peaceful.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Beautiful trails. Plenty of wildlife. Going to be a regular visit.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Great walk with my kiddos! Saw some fantastic wildlife!! You can see something different every season which is really cool. My aunt (an environmental biologist) says spring is the best time! We sure enjoyed it!