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!

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The goals of our educational programs at the Refuge are to teach children about the outside world and to help them to appreciate nature. To schedule a program please contact us. more...

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Upcoming Events

5:00 pm Full Moon Night Hike
Full Moon Night Hike
Jan 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Full Moon Night Hike
Celebrate the first full moon of the new year with a hike! Join us for a nighttime hike through the forest up to North Pond as we look and listen for nocturnal creatures, and enjoy[...]
10:00 am Winter Birding with Group for th...
Winter Birding with Group for th...
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Winter Birding with Group for the East End
Join Aaron Virgin, Vice President of Group for the East End, on a hike through Refuge trails looking and listening for local birds of the forest. This free program is for adults and families with[...]
3:00 pm Live Owls!
Live Owls!
Jan 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Live Owls!
Join us in the Nature Center to see our resident owls up close! This 1 hour program will teach you about our native Long Island owl species and what they might be doing during the[...]
5:30 pm Light the Night Winter Trail Walks
Light the Night Winter Trail Walks
Jan 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Light the Night Winter Trail Walks
(Rain Date: Saturday, February 1, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM) Join us for this magical winter evening walk taking place for the 5th year! Come to the Refuge for a self-guided, peaceful stroll through the[...]
10:00 am All About Groundhogs!
All About Groundhogs!
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am
All About Groundhogs!
Come to the Nature Center to meet QWR’s resident Groundhog. This groundhog moved into one of the Refuge enclosures from Volunteers for Wildlife in October of 2019. Learn all about what groundhogs eat, where they[...]