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Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary

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A nice place to get away for a short time

A little piece of heaven just a short walk away from the hotel. I didn’t walk the whole thing, but... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Auburn, Maine
Great Place to Walk Dogs Off Leash

What a great place to go for a beautiful walk. The sanctuary runs along the Walkill River with... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
Chris G
Fort Myers, Florida
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  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
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16 Oct 2017
“A nice place to get away for a short time”
15 Aug 2016
“Great Place to Walk Dogs Off Leash”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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133 Huguenot St, New Paltz, NY 12561-1017
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

A little piece of heaven just a short walk away from the hotel. I didn’t walk the whole thing, but what I did walk was clean and easy to get around. There was a bike outside the main entrance which was a nice treat should...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

What a great place to go for a beautiful walk. The sanctuary runs along the Walkill River with gorgeous views of the mountains to the West. As long as it isn;'t nesting season, it is also a fantastic place to walk dogs off leash. Trails...More

2  Thank Chris G
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Of a summer evening, walk the meadow during firefly season for a special treat. Might also want to wear long pants and sleeves. Also a great location for a game of capture the flag.

Thank Kim_Personal
Reviewed 4 January 2016

This sanctuary is quiet and usually mostly deserted. It is ideal for taking a walk alone or with a friend. There are usually several bird species to see. The paths wind along the river, across the fields, and through the woods. Also you can begin...More

Thank Jessie B
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Great bird watching in all seasons, or just take a nice stroll around the trails. Nice quiet place to be.

Thank Dolphena
Reviewed 13 November 2015

So many places in New Paltz are crowded but the Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary is indeed a sanctuary! Park across from Stewarts or at the Sewer Plant and walk a short distance to the entry to the sanctuary. Few in New Paltz know how beautiful and...More

1  Thank nyprof2001
Reviewed 30 October 2015

We came here just before sunset and took a nice one hour stroll around the place. The paths are neatly organized and you really cannot get lost. Unfortunately we came too late so we didn't go all the way to the river but we still...More

Thank Itzik_Greenvald
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Small sanctuary tucked away on Historic Hugenot Street. I would give it 5 stars but it is not quite as nice in July and August when the water is low. I've been here many times by foot and bike. The views from the meadows take...More

1  Thank Jackie s s
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Ulster County locals alerted us to the sanctuary. We'd been visiting New Paltz for years and had no idea it existed. We parked our car on Church Street and walked down to Huguenot Street through the historic area. The "entrance" (I never saw an actual...More

Thank Traveller2010NYC
Reviewed 2 September 2015

What a wonderful little sanctuary along the river, swamps and farm land and so close to the center of New Paltz. Great for bird watching in the spring and fall. The trails can be wet when there has been rain so wear appropriate shoes. Easy...More

1  Thank reggieb
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