Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

1 Cross Bay Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11431- Map It
(718) 318-4340

AAA Editor Notes

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is 3 mi. s. on Crossbay Blvd. off Belt Pkwy. exit 17S in the Gateway National Recreation Area. The 9,155-acre refuge contains varied habitats, including freshwater ponds, marshes, bays, fields, wooded areas and islands. It is a major stopover for migrating birds; some 330 species have been recorded since the mid-1950s. A 1.75-mile walking trail allows visitors to experience a natural setting within New York City. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
Free.
Hours: Refuge daily dawn-dusk. Visitor center daily 9-5. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.