3 Old Country Road, Quogue, NY 11959
DescriptionQuogue Wildlife Refuge, is located at 3 Old Country Road, Quogue, NY. There are two accessible spaces in the gravel parking area that is across the road from the entrance.
The Nature Center building has an accessible ramp and is easily accessible inside. There are multi-stall restrooms with a large, accessible stall and accessible sinks in the building. There is also a free-standing building near the tortoise enclosure that also has accessible restrooms with a baby--changing station.
Paths and walkways are compounded dirt, covered with either gravel, pine needles or wood chips .
There are benches throughout the different trails.
- Attraction Type: park
Number of accessible spaces: 2
Location of accessible spaces: near entrance
Surface of lot: gravel
Distance to venue: across the roa
Transportation to venue offered: na
Terrain: fairly flat
Places to rest: benches throughout
Paths and walkways: compressed dirt, covered with grass, pine needles, gravel, or wood chips
Location of accessible entrance: main entrance
Doors: doors to Nature Center building
Number of floors: 1
Ramps: ramp to enter building
Steps and staircases: 4 steps
Width of aisles: ample space to navigate within
Places to sit: couches and chairs
Location of restrooms: in hallway to left of main entrance
Type of restroom: multi-stall, with large, accessible stall and accessible sinks
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: yes
Available food services: no
Friendliness of staff: everyone we spoke with was extremely friendly and helpful
Notes: There is another multi-stall restroom with large accessible stall, accessible sinks and baby-changing station in a free-standing building near the tortoise enclosure.
A mild, calm March day brought us to the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, a place we had heard about, but never visited. We decided that today was the day.
The Refuge is a 305 acre area, with seven miles of trails, that is free and open 365 days a year. Besides the trails, the complex houses permanently injured wildlife that require human care ( owls, falcons, fox, opossum, and tortoises). The Nature Center Building is like a mini museum, with lots of information to be seen and wonderful views of the Old Ice Pond, from inside. Take note; since this is a preserve, dogs, bicycles and picnicking are not permitted. The website states that “our main trail is wheelchair and stroller friendly.” We have to say that, although the trails are mostly level, they are made of compressed dirt, with gravel, pine needles, or grass covering them. There are places were tree roots come up. You will need to make your own decision about how wheelchair-friendly it is. The area is certainly lovely to wander through. It was beautiful on this March day. We can’t image how beautiful it must be in summer and fall!
The trails are color coded, according to length. We took the green trail, which is the one that keeps closest to the water. There are benches along the way, some situated in perfect places to sit and enjoy the scenery for a bit. We were told that there is an incredible amount of wildlife to be seen in the warmer weather.
The gravel parking area is across the road from the entrance. Two accessible spaces are located close to the entrance.
The Nature Center Building houses multi-stall, restrooms with a large, accessible stall and baby-changing station.
If there is snow, you can rent cross-country skis for use here.
We found it tranquil and beautiful. We will be sure to return in the other seasons!
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, www.quoquewildliferefuge.org, when planning a visit, to “know before you go,”