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John Hay
National Wildlife Refuge


Route 103A
Newbury, NH   03255
E-mail: andrew_french@fws.gov
Phone Number: 413-548-8002 ext. 111
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/john_hay/
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  Overview
John Hay National Wildlife Refuge
The refuge consists of the former estate of John Hay, private secretary to Abraham Lincoln, Ambassador to Great Britain, and Secretary of State under Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt. The refuge was established in 1987 and the historic buildings and immediate grounds and gardens, also known as "The Fells", are managed through an agreement with the Friends of John Hay National Wildlife Refuge (Friends). To contact the Friends, call or email Karen Zurheide (kzurheide.fells@tds.net (603) 763-4789 (x4)).

The remainder of the 164-acre refuge is managed for migratory birds and resident wildlife by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The refuge also protects almost one mile of undeveloped shoreline along Lake Sunapee.


Getting There . . .
From interstate 89, take Route 103 west towards the town of Newbury, New Hampshire. Then take Route 103A north approximately two miles and the refuge will be on your left.


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Management Activities
Primary wildlife management activities focus on allowing natural processes to continue where possible and generally protect the 164 acres and one mile of Lake Sunapee shoreline for resident wildlife and migratory birds.

The refuge also oversees the management of the buildings and grounds by the Friends.