John Hay National Wildlife Refuge

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John Hay National Wildlife Refuge

New Hampshire

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Overview

John Hay National Wildlife Refuge is a beautiful place for visitors to take nature walks, spot wildlife, hike, and take photographs. The refuge consists of the former estate of John Hay, the private secretary to Abraham Lincoln, Ambassador to Great Britain, and Secretary of State under Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt. The refuge was established in 1987 and the historic buildings and immediate grounds and gardens, also known as "The Fells," are managed through an agreement with the Friends of John Hay National Wildlife Refuge. The remainder of the 164-acre refuge is managed for migratory birds and resident wildlife by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The refuge also protects almost one mile of undeveloped shoreline along Lake Sunapee. The Friends of John Hay National Wildlife Refuge offer environmental education programs and tours of the alpine garden and main house, a 16-room Dutch Colonial mansion, that served as a summer home to John Hay. Tours and other activities are offered from Memorial Day to Columbus Day.

Map of John Hay NWR

Latitude, Longitude: 43.350897, -72.043362

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Activities

  • Hiking

    The John Hay National Wildlife Refuge is an excellent opportunity for wildlife observation, photography, and hiking.

  • Historic Sites

    The Friends of John Hay National Wildlife Refuge offer environmental education programs and tours of the alpine garden and main house, a 16-room Dutch Colonial mansion, that served as a summer home to John Hay. Tours and other activities are offered from Memorial Day to Columbus Day.

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Directions

Driving

From interstate 89, take Route 103 west towards the town of Newbury, New Hampshire. Then take Route 103A north approximately two miles and the refuge will be on the left.

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