PARKER RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

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Parker River National Wildlife Refuge


April 18, 2024

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is located in the state of Massachusetts and is a popular destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. The refuge covers 4,662 acres of diverse habitats including beaches, dunes, salt marshes, and freshwater ponds.

One of the main reasons to visit the refuge is to observe its diverse wildlife, including over 300 species of birds, as well as deer, foxes, and coyotes. There are also various hiking trails and birdwatching opportunities.

Some specific points of interest within the refuge include the Plum Island Lighthouse, which dates back to 1788, and the Hellcat Interpretive Trail, which provides information on the area's ecological history.

Interesting facts about the refuge include its role in protecting the endangered piping plover and roseate tern. Additionally, the refuge has a long history of human use, dating back to Native American settlements.

The best time of year to visit the refuge is in the spring and fall, when migratory birds are passing through the area. However, the refuge is open year-round and offers different experiences during each season.




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