Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens

4.5
#10 of 13 in Parks in Queens
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  • I've stopped here a few times. It's never been busy when I stop by. There are a few different trails y ou can take to walk around the area. It was a little cold when I stopped by and the sun was setti...  more »
  • Jamaica Bay is one of the most important stops on the major east coast bird migration route. Birds stop here to rest and feed. The park is continuously monitored by the Audubon Society, who report int...  more »
  • Easy to get to by car on and off Belt Parkway. Informative stop with displays and video. Clean bathrooms - men's bathroom has changing table as well as garbage can close by said table! Outside picnic ...  more »
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  • I stop by to polish my car and truck after they're washed. Then take a good ride down Crossbay! But, It's a great place to walk around in to explore the trails with all the trees, birds and other wildlife. Lots of photo ops too!
  • Nice place but whole country is like a jail park police coming every 5 min to make sure... What.. Barriers closing the park at 10 open in the morning like we all criminals policing in this country is the only job the rest is made in China.
  • Awesome birdwatching here, and friendly and informative NPS staff. The hurricane Sandy damage has been fixed, the loop around the West Pond restored. Though bird numbers and diversity in that pond (the easiest to access on this property) have not yet rebounded to their pre-Sandy levels, the situation should improve in coming years as the managers allow salinity levels to fall. The East Pond is harder to find but has very nice waterfowl numbers and diversity in winter. Herons and shorebirds good throughout in summer. Songbirds, raptors, something for everyone year round.
  • Full of wildlife. Great place to be during the spring and fall birds migrations.
  • Improvements are going on. I am happy to be back and witness bird wildlife by the thousands and more! Thank you for providing sanctuary for wildlife in the City!
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