Welcome to Quogue Wildlife Refuge

No dogs allowed.

The Quogue Wildlife Refuge is a 300 acre non-profit nature preserve that was founded in 1934 and is home to diverse wildlife. Open 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset, you can enjoy walking seven miles of trails to explore diverse habitats including forests and ponds, as well as the ecologically rare Dwarf Pines in the Pine Barrens.

The Outdoor Wildlife Complex houses permanently injured wildlife that require human care to survive including a bald eagle, owls, falcons, foxes and other native New York animals.

The Charles Banks Belt Nature Center offers spectacular views of Old Ice Pond as well as a variety of wildlife exhibits, live animals, a nature library, and gift shop.

Dogs and Bicycles are not permitted on the trails. Come by and visit!

Internship Opportunities


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Upcoming Events

9:30 am Earth Yoga Outside (Social Dista...
Earth Yoga Outside (Social Dista...
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am
Earth Yoga Outside (Social Distance Program)
Join yoga instructor Amy Hess for a 1-hour class. Yoga class will be held in a large outdoor space on woodchips, near the pond, weather permitting. Please bring a sheet/ blanket and your yoga mat.[...]
3:30 pm Wildlife Wednesdays – After Scho...
Wildlife Wednesdays – After Scho...
Sep 30 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Wildlife Wednesdays - After School Enrichment
Please visit Wildlife Wednesday’s – After School Enrichment for more information and to register
9:30 am Tree Time Toddlers
Tree Time Toddlers
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Tree Time Toddlers
Join us for this fun, interactive nature based program for young children (ages 2 years old to 4 years old) at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge.  Thursday mornings at 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM starting October[...]
6:30 pm Full Moon Night Hike
Full Moon Night Hike
Oct 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Full Moon Night Hike
Celebrate the full moon with a nighttime hike through the forest up to North Pond as we look and listen for nocturnal creatures, and enjoy some night vision activities under the light of the moon.[...]
3:00 pm Autumn Reflections on Nature – P...
Autumn Reflections on Nature – P...
Oct 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Autumn Reflections on Nature - Poems and Short Readings for the Entire Family (Social Distance Program)
QWR presents an afternoon pondside poetry reading, hosted by local poet and published author Maggie Bloomfield. Open reading for poets, listeners, and friends. Bring a poem of your own, a favorite by someone else, or[...]