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Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge

#1 of 4 things to do in Swanton Features Animals
371 N River St, Swanton, VT 05488-8148
+1 802-868-4781
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Peaceful, great bird watching

We travel this stretch of the Missisquoi River often. For a truly prehistoric experience paddle in... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Fairfax, Vermont
A walk in nature

Beautiful place to walk, be with nature and do photography. We saw beavers, birds, and a dear on... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Swanton, Vermont
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This park is a popular spot for viewing migrating birds.
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  • Average8%
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371 N River St, Swanton, VT 05488-8148
+1 802-868-4781
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

We travel this stretch of the Missisquoi River often. For a truly prehistoric experience paddle in the spring out to Shad Island. The Great Blue Heron's are nesting at this time, along with Osprey's and an occasional eagle. There are sections of the area that...More

Thank FairfaxFoodies
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place to walk, be with nature and do photography. We saw beavers, birds, and a dear on that day!

Thank Belle12301
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...More

Thank everythingreen
Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank MasterMaineGuide
Reviewed 16 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....More

1  Thank w81minute
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...More

Thank Larry K
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.

Thank Motoman57
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...More

3  Thank bennyjenks
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.

2  Thank Deb0336
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

Thank Pammyj2015
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18 June 2017|
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Response from Belle12301 | Reviewed this property |
Not the one with the entrance on route 78. The one on Taber Road, I have never been inside the building so I am not sure if they sell the pass. Sorry. Maybe someone else can answer you from the Refuge office.