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Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1943, is located on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain near the Canadian border in Franklin County, Vermont. The refuge headquarters is two miles northwest of Swanton, on Route 78.

The 6,642-acre refuge includes most of the Missisquoi River delta where it flows into Missisquoi Bay. The refuge consists of quiet waters and wetlands that attract large flocks of migratory birds.

Upland areas of the refuge are a hardwood mix of American elm, white ash, white oak, silver and red maple, and open fields. Both provide habitat for migratory song birds, resident mammals and other wildlife.

Location: 371 North River St., Swanton Vermont 05488 Telephone 802-868-4781

(North Hero) Lake Champlain Islands
(Swanton) Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge
(Stowe) Mount Mansfield
(Stowe) Stowe Alpine Slide
(Barton) Sugarmill Farm

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