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We saw a small story in Midwest Living magazine that at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, they give Sandhill Crane Tours, in Oct. We can't go then, so on 9-1-18 we drove up there. We drove the Prairie's Edge Wildlife Drive, ( 7.3 miles ). We...More
The first thing you need to know about this place is - HORSE FLIES of terror. Like, literally swarming around your head. Don't go hiking there in the warmer months if 20+ flies swarming your head will be a bother (I love the outdoors and...More
This is not a place you'd probably want to fly in from another country to visit (unless you're surprisingly into birds or midwestern animal habitats), but for anyone in the area, it offers spectacular views of marshlands and lots of different birds. If you're looking...More
Whether you like to get out and explore, stick to the trail or stick to the car--Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge has you covered. There are 2 good, well traveled loop-style trails for walking and snowshoeing or cross country skiing. There is a wildlife loop you...More
Relaxing drive through and good exhibits plus several interesting walk paths. This refuge was kept and developed for the wonderful wildlife in this area but is also a refuge for families, seniors, couples, bike riders, hikers, travellers, and picnickers. One of the trailheads hosts a...More
Went to try and get some animal photos. Went late in the day and saw Beaver, muskrat, sandhill cranes, Blue Herons, turtles, ducks, geese and lots more. If we're to go back I would try morning to see if the animals were more lively, then...More
This is among the best places near the Twin cities metro area to view wildlife. There a resident wild turkeys and swans and bald eagle that can be seen nearly year round. We have also often seen other raptors including falcons , hawks and kites....More