Two children looking at a herd of elk from the bed of a carriage in a snowy landscape with mountains in the background

There are many animals that live year-round on the Refuge, while other wildlife varies with the season. The Refuge is located on the Atlantic Flyway and serves as both a transitory point for migrating birds and a seasonal home for many species. Take a walk on the many trails. Look carefully for white tail deer, wild turkeys, and squirrels. Near the fresh water habitats watch for muskrats and otters. Mink can often be spotted as they forage for their next meal.

 

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