Bring on the Snow:
Winter Activities Await at Necedah National
NECEDAH, Wisc. (FWS) – Don’t sit out
winter. Get into it at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge! Explore miles of trails by snowshoe, ski, or with
camera! Join a planned event or visit
when it suits you! Or, warm up after
exploring and stop in the Visitor Center. Trails are open seven days a week,
sunrise to sunset.
Snowshoeing is a fantastic way to
see the refuge during winter. This easy
to learn sport poses little risk of injury and is a great way to exert energy
during the cold winter months. Check-out
a pair of adult or child sized snowshoes at the Visitor Center to explore on
your own, or join a naturalist on Saturday, February 15th from 10:00am –
11:00am for a short snowshoe lesson and habitat hike. All skill levels welcomed. Snowshoes are limited and checked out on a
first come, first served basis.
The refuge will also be hosting a
beginner photography program, Can You Capture It, on Saturday, February 15th
from 9:00am – 9:45am. This indoor,
lecture series features tips and tricks for capturing wildlife photography, and
will feature photographs taken on the refuge during the month of January. This program is a great opportunity to learn
new techniques, share sightings on the refuge, and meet others who share an
interest in photography! All camera types and skill levels welcome.
Whether it’s with
snowshoes strapped to your feet or with camera in hand, we look forward to
seeing you at the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center this winter!
For more information on hunting, public programming, or a
copy of our trail maps, contact the Necedah NWR Visitor Center at 608-565-2551
or by e-mail at Necedah@fws.gov. Necedah
National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is open Monday – Saturday, 9:00 am to
4:00 pm, and is located off of Highway 21 four miles west of the Village of
Necedah or 18 miles east of Tomah.
Refuge lands are open sunrise to sunset year-round. For additional information please call
608-565-2551or visit us online at http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Necedah/.
information on the Midwest Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service visit http://midwest.fws.gov.
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