Visitors planning on hiking along refuge trails and roads should be prepared to deal with biting insects including black flies, mosquitos, and deer and moose flies. Insect repellant and/or a bug jacket are recommended in the spring and summer months. Depending on the length and location of your hike sunscreen, water, snacks, and a map and compass are recommended. Winter temperatures often drop below 0F. Visitors should dress appropriately during the winter months. Trail maps are available from the refuge office.
You can enjoy Moosehorn's natural beauty in many ways! Check out our visitor activities page to learn more about refuge trails, tours and programs, wildlife observation opportunities and more.
Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge brochure (pdf)
Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge103 Headquarters RoadBaring, ME 04694(207) email@example.com
Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge is located off Route 1 southwest of Calais, ME. It can be reached by taking Route 1 North from coastal Maine, Route 1 South from northern Maine, or Route 9 east from the Bangor area. Watch for the Refuge Office sign along Route 1.
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American woodcock are studied and managed intensively at Moosehorn. Timberdoodle, mud-sucker, and mud bat are all local names for the woodcock. Unlike their relatives, these reclusive shorebirds have evolved to live in the forests of eastern North America.