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Seney Wildlife Refuge
Featured Upper Michigan Attractions

Upper Michigan’s Seney National Wildlife Refuge  is located in Germfask Michigan, just a half an hour west of Newberry, MI. This is one of the most pristine nature refuges in the state. The Seney National Wildlife Refuge is one of Upper Michigan’s top tourist attractions with over 88,000 visitors every year. Visitors can enjoy: hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, interpretation programs, environmental education, photography, hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, geocaching, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, birding, mushroom picking, and berry picking.

The Seney National Wildlife Refuge is one of Upper Michigan’s top tourist attractions
with over 88,000 visitors every year.
Seney National Wildlife Refuge – Wildlife
A variety of wildlife species can be seen throughout the Seney Wildlife Refuge. Currently, there are approximately ten pairs of common loons nesting each year. The refuge is also well known for the impressive numbers of sandhill cranes that migrate back year after year. Their bugling can be heard throughout the refuge. Eagles, osprey, owls, and swans along with other bird species make Seney their seasonal home. Wolves, deer, otter, bear, coyote, and moose also find their place here and thrive throughout the 95,238 acre refuge.
Marshland Wildlife Drive
People of all ages will truly enjoy a day at the Seney Wildlife Refuge.  The 7-mile Marshland Wildlife Drive is a must for wildlife viewers visiting the refuge. The route takes visitors alongside open water ponds and wetlands, sedge meadows, and through forests. These diverse habitats attract native and migratory wildlife, many of which can be seen at close range on both sides of the auto route, and often seen in the pine stands growing along many of the dikes. The drive has three wheelchair accessible wildlife observation decks.
The Seney Wildlife National Wildlife Refuge of Upper Michigan is one of the premier wildlife viewing sites in the State of Michigan. It is located on M-77 just 5 miles south of M-28. Guests can stop in at the Visitor Center (1 mile from the entrance) between May and October. Please visit their website for exact dates and times.

Seney National Wildlife Refuge - Headquarters
1674 Refuge Entrance Road
Seney, MI 49883
906-586-9851

The Seney Wildlife Refuge has many seasonal events to that are both educational and exciting.
Visit our Events Calendar to learn more.
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