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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Winter Raptor Event

Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge hosts many free public events throughout the year, including hiking, fishing, bird watching, and kayaking as well as various children’s programs. Check out all of our upcoming events on the events calendar.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Around the Refuge

Only 850 Miles To Go

AT Hikers

This trio of hikers on the Appalachian Trail passed through the refuge on July 14. They are through hikers which means they are hiking the entire length of the trail in one season. Their journey started at Springer Mountain in Georgia in March and the ultimate goal is to reach the northern terminus of the Trail at Mount Katahdin in Maine before the end of September. This hike covers over 2,100 miles from start to finish. By the time hikers get to the refuge they have already covered more than 1,300 miles averaging about 15 miles a day. Throughout the month of July, we see a steady stream of through hikers every day and it is always enjoyable talking to them about their experiences on the trail.

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2015
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