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Buttermilk Falls State Park
Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, Buttermilk Falls is one of many gorges with waterfalls that cut through the native shales to the lake valley. Essentially a linear park, running more than 2 miles in length, it stretches from where Buttermilk Creek enters Treman Lake and then tumbles thr...
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Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
Description: Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge was established on September 12, 1938 as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. The 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.

Wildlife to Watch: Wildlife abounds at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge! Two hundred forty-two species of birds, 43 species of mammals, 15 species of reptiles, and 16 species of amphibians can be found on the Refuge for at least part of the year. The wide array of wildlife can be credited to the varied habitat types found here, from marsh to forest, shrub- and grassland.

Special Tips: Be sure to check out the visitor center with Osprey Cam, a real-time view of osprey nest!

Other Activities: Observation decks, wetland observation tower, four walking trails and a 3-mile wildlife auto-tour.

Ownership: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 
Size: 7068 acres 
Closest Town: Seneca Falls

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Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
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