Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Vstr. Cntr. - Gateway National Recreation Area, Queens

4.5
#11 of 21 in Parks in Queens
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Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Vstr. Cntr. - Gateway National Recreation Area is located in Far Rockaway. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Queens holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Vstr. Cntr. - Gateway National Recreation Area and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Vstr. Cntr. - Gateway National Recreation Area reviews

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  • If you want to get fresh air and bird sightings in NYC, the best place to visit is the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge! Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is in Queens and you can easily access by car (45...  more »
  • I grew up in Far Rockaway but never knew that this wildlife refuge was there. I recently moved back to New York and decided to venture over there and look around. The staff at the nature center...  more »
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  • Aside from the bugs, especially the bees, the area is gorgeous and so tranquil. The park rangers at the visiting center were incredibly helpful. They told us where to go; and, what to avoid. We didn't even get to the other side of the refuge; but, we definitely got a nice walk in. The newly added boardwalk was lovely. Given the right day, I could even see someone getting married there. The views are really beautiful. Get yourself some binoculars and bug spray and go!!!
  • Wow! You can forget, if even just for a moment, that you are in Queens. The employees are welcoming and informative. A great place to go if you want to escape the city and enjoy nature without having to burn through a tank of gas!

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