We have taken this tour a few times and it is always informative and great fun. Bring your camera and sense of humor!
Join a refuge ranger for a behind the scenes tour of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Tour will beconducted via refuge van, with several brief “drive by” stops along the way.
The tour will present an “up close and personal” look at the refuge through the multiple lenses of the cultural history of Plum Island and the Great Marsh, native wildlife and their habitats, and the role of refuge management in the conservation of these precious natural resources.
Participants may be driven along areas on the refuge otherwise closed to the public. This guided two hour program is most appropriate for older teens and adults. Binoculars and/or a camera are recommended, but not required. Meet the ranger in the lobby of the Refuge visitor center 15 minutes prior to the program start time. Each session is limited to 14 participants; no more than 4 individuals per sign-up.
Again, this is a vehicle – based tour, with limited stops on the Refuge. Advance registration is required for this program, as enrollment is limited. Be advised that individual tours may be subject to cancellation.
*Please note: Those who call and leave messages after hours, your registration is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation call from a refuge staff member. Please call (978) 465-5753; to register for this program.
Find the schedules and more information here: ParkerRiver
Held on the following days for June: Saturday, June 1st @ 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, June 2nd @ 1:00 p.m.; Sunday, June 9th @ 1:00 p.m.; Tuesday, June 11th @ 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, June 23rd @ 1:00 p.m.; Tuesday, June 25th @ 9:30 a.m.; Saturday, June 29th @ 9:30 a.m.; & Sunday, June 30th @ 1:00 p.m.