Seney National Wildlife Refuge Marshland Wildlife Drive

Germfask, Michigan

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Seney National Wildlife Refuge is located in the Great Manistique Swamp. The refuge is a mosaic of bulrushes, nesting areas, shag forests, and shore-lingering waterfowl containing more than 95,000 acres of swamp situated in the upper peninsula. This area offers the 7-mile Marshland Wildlife Drive, which takes you through a restored wetland created by a series of manmade dikes. Driving through this national refuge, you are rewarded with close-up views of more than two hundred species of birds and a variety of animals such as beaver, muskrat, and otter. The wetland is composed of 21 artificial pools and 750 islands, all created to aid in the protection of wildlife. Special attractions: The reflection of a Great Blue Heron walking through a still pool, the flutter of birds, and the splash of animals such as beaver and otter. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
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Scenic Driving Michigan

by Kathy-jo & Ed Wargin (Falcon Guides)

Seney National Wildlife Refuge is located in the Great Manistique Swamp. The refuge is a mosaic of bulrushes, nesting areas, shag forests, and shore-lingering waterfowl containing more than 95,000 acres of swamp situated in the upper peninsula. This area offers the 7-mile Marshland Wildlife Drive, which takes you through a restored wetland created by a series of manmade dikes. Driving through this national refuge, you are rewarded with close-up views of more than two hundred species of birds and a variety of animals such as beaver, muskrat, and otter.

The wetland is composed of 21 artificial pools and 750 islands, all created to aid in the protection of wildlife. Special attractions: The reflection of a Great Blue Heron walking through a still pool, the flutter of birds, and the splash of animals such as beaver and otter. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  Kathy-jo & Ed Wargin/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Germfask
Distance: 7
Season: May 15 to October 15
Local Contacts: Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Driving Directions: Directions to Seney National Wildlife Refuge: Marshland Wildlife Drive

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