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Seney Wilderness

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Recreational Opportunities

The Wilderness is a great place to explore the wonders of a string bog ecosystem, if you like to follow your own path. In the winter hike the Wilderness wearing snowshoes, for a different perspective.

Bird watching, photography and nature study opportunities abound. Mushroom gathering and berry picking are allowed.

Hunting is permitted for Ruffed-Grouse, American Woodcock, snowshoe hare, white-tailed deer and black bear. Contact the Refuge headquarters for specific regulations.

Climate and Special Equipment Needs

Much of the Wilderness is wetlands. While hiking you will encounter bogs, streams and beaver dams. Fast drying clothing and appropriate foot wear are recommended. Since there are no trails a compass and/or GPS is a must.

Safety and Current Conditions

Biting insects are the gatekeepers of the Seney Wilderness, so come prepared or plan your trip around their life cycles. Spring is when biting insects are most abundant. Their numbers wane in the hot summer months, but can still be bothersome at dawn and dusk or after rains. Breezy days will offer some relief. In the fall, after the first frost, biting insect populations drop dramatically.

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