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Watchable Wildlife Sites

Choose an area where you would like to watch wildlife:

Long Island | New York City | Catskills | Hudson Valley | Adirondacks | Central New York | Western New York

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Long Island

Belmont Lake State Park accessible

Caleb Smith State Park accessible

Caumsett State Historic Park accessible

Connetquot River State Park Preserve accessible

David A. Sarnoff Pine Barrens Preserve accessible

Fire Island National Seashore accessible

Garvies Point Museum and Preserve

Heckscher State Park accessible

Jones Beach State Park accessible

Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex accessible

Mashomack Preserve accessible

Montauk Point State Park accessible

Nissequogue River State Park

Orient Beach State Park accessible

Ridge Conservation Area accessible

Robert Moses State Park accessible

Rocky Point Natural Resources Management Area

Sunken Meadow State Park accessible

Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center

Uplands Farm Sanctuary

New York City

Alley Pond Park accessible

Central Park accessible

Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve accessible

Forest Park accessible

Fort Totten Park accessible

High Rock Park

Inwood Hill Park

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge accessible

Marine Park accessible

Mount Loretto Unique Area

Pelham Bay Park and Orchard Beach

Prospect Park accessible

Riverside Park accessible

Van Cortlandt Park accessible


Blenheim Gilboa Visitors Center accessible

Buttercup Farm Audubon Sanctuary

Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Sanctuary

Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary

Hunter-West Kill Wilderness Area

Landis Arboretum accessible

Little Pond Campground accessible

Mine Kill State Park and Max V. Shaul State Park accessible

Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Mohonk Preserve accessible

Mongaup Valley Wildlife Management Area accessible

North-South Lake Public Campground accessible

Sam's Point Preserve

Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge

Slide Mountain Wilderness

Hudson Valley

Albany Pine Bush Preserve accessible

Bashakill Wildlife Management Area accessible

Bear Mountain State Park accessible

Center for the Urban River at Beczak accessible

Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary

Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center

Fahnestock State Park

Five Rivers Environmental Education Center accessible

Grafton Lakes State Park accessible

Hale Creek Field Station

Hand Hollow Conservation Area

Harriman State Park

Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve

Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station

Iona Island National Estuarine Sanctuary and Research Reserve

John Boyd Thacher State Park accessible

Marshlands Conservancy

Mills-Norrie State Park

Moreau Lake State Park accessible

Peebles Island State Park accessible

Piermont Marsh accessible

RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary

Rheinstrom Hill Sanctuary and Audubon Center

Saratoga National Historical Park accessible

Schodack Island State Park accessible

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site accessible

Sterling Forest State Park accessible

Stewart State Forest accessible

Stockport Flats

Stony Kill Farm and Environmental Education Center accessible

Teatown Lake Reservation accessible

Thompsons Lake State Park accessible

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Washington County Grasslands Wildlife Management Area

Westmoreland Sanctuary accessible


Adirondack Interpretive Center accessible

Ausable Marsh Wildlife Management Area accessible

Chaumont Barrens Preserve

Coon Mountain Nature Preserve

Crown Point State Historic Site accessible

Ferd's Bog (Pigeon Lake Wilderness)

Forked Lake Campground

Nicks Lake Campground accessible

Paul Smith's College Visitor Interpretive Center

Perch River Wildlife Management Area

Point Au Roche State Park accessible

Robert Moses State Park accessible

Silver Lake Bog Preserve accessible

The Wild Center accessible

Upper and Lower Lakes Wildlife Management Area accessible

Wellesley Island State Park accessible

Central New York

Baltimore Woods Nature Center accessible

Beaver Lake Nature Center accessible

Bowman Lake State Park accessible

Braddock Bay Wildlife Management Area accessible

Buttermilk Falls State Park accessible

Chenango Valley State Park accessible

Conesus Inlet Fish and Wildlife Management Area

Derby Hill Bird Observatory

Finger Lakes National Forest

Genesee Country Nature Center accessible

Great Swamp Conservancy accessible

Green Lakes State Park accessible

Labrador Hollow Unique Area accessible

Lime Hollow Center for Environment and Culture accessible

Mendon Ponds Park accessible

Montezuma Wetlands Complex accessible

Nelson Swamp Unique Area accessible

Pharsalia Wildlife Management Area

Rogers Environmental Education Center accessible

Rome Sand Plains Resource Management Area

Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary

Salmon River Fish Hatchery accessible

Selkirk Shores State Park accessible

Utica Marsh Wildlife Management Area

Whitney Point Multiple Use Area

Western New York

Allegany State Park accessible

Audubon Community Nature Center

Buckhorn Island State Park accessible

Dunkirk Harbor accessible

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Tonawanda and Oak Orchard Wildlife Management Area

Joseph Davis State Park accessible

Letchworth State Park accessible

Moss Lake Preserve

Niagara Falls State Park

Pfeiffer Nature Center

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center accessible

Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History

Tifft Nature Preserve

Tillman Road Wildlife Management Area accessible

Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area accessible

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