Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, Baileyville

4.8
#82 of 97 in Wildlife in Maine
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge is one of the northernmost National Wildlife Refuges in the Atlantic Flyway, a migratory route that follows the eastern coast of North America. The refuge provides important feeding and nesting habitat for many bird species, including waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds, upland game birds, songbirds, and birds of prey.

The refuge consists of two divisions. The Baring Division covers 20,016 acres (81.00 km2) and is located off U.S. Route 1, southwest of Calais, Maine. The 8,735-acre (35.35 km2) Edmunds Division is between Dennysville and Whiting on U.S. Route 1 and borders the tidal waters of Cobscook Bay. Each division contains a National Wilderness Area, thousands of acres managed to preserve their wild character for future generation.

The East Coast Greenway, connecting Calais, Maine to Key West, Florida, runs through part of the refuge.
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  • You can still drive the roads and walk the trails but buildings are closed and no restrooms that we could find. Wooded areas and water with many large bird nest easily seen from the road. Still worth....  more »
  • Off Route 1, just outside of Calais, we took the time to drive in, visited the park office where we were welcomed, and drove through the much of the park which is very peaceful.  more »
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  • What a beautiful place, had the opportunity to watch Eagles among other birds
  • Baring division on drive to Calais for shopping, Edmunds live next door to some of it, always very quiet and peaceful, lots if deer and birds and a bear.

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