3 Old Country Road, Quogue, NY
(631) 653 - 4771
Quogue Wildlife Refuge
DescriptionThe Quogue Wildlife Refuge is located at 3 Old Country Road, Quogue, NY. The gravel parking area is across the road from the entrance. There are two accessible spaces close to it.
There are seven miles of mostly level trails, which are compressed dirt with gravel, pine needles or grass covering them.
There are benches throughout the paths.
The Nature Center Building is accessible, with multi-stall, accessible restrooms.
The complex houses injured wildlife that require human care.
There is also a free-standing building with accessible, restrooms.
- Attraction Type: Park, museum, kid-friendly
Number of accessible spaces: 2
Location of accessible spaces: across road from entrance
Surface of lot: gravel
Distance to venue: close
Transportation to venue offered: na
Terrain: fairly flat
Places to rest: benches throughout the Refuge and in the Nature Center
Paths and walkways: compressed earth, with gravel, pine needles or grass covering
Location of accessible entrance: main entrance
Doors: single door to nature center
Number of floors: one
Ramps: ramp to enter nature center
Steps and staircases: three steps to enter housing for tortoises
Width of aisles: ample space in nature center
Places to sit: benches throughout
Location of restrooms: in nature center and in a free-standing building near tortoise housing
Type of restroom: both restrooms are multi-stall, with a large, accessible stall and accessible sinks
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: yes
Available food services: none
Friendliness of staff: everyone we spoke with was lovely and knowledgeable
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,”