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Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge

Shawangunk, Ulster County

yellow bird and hawk

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Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge is one of New York's top areas for observing grassland migratory birds. Several grassland species use the refuge as a nesting, wintering or migratory stopover.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Observation area
  • Trails

Recreational Opportunities

  • Birdwatching
  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cross-country skiing


566 acres

Closest Town



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Contact Information

Telephone: 973-702-7266

Address: Hoagerburgh Road, Shawangunk, NY, 12589

Website: Shawangunk Grasslands NWR (This link leaves DEC's website)

Photo credits: NYS DEC