Our last full day so we took a road trip to the Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge at the north end of the lake.
Just seven miles south of Montpelier, the Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 18,000 acres of cattail marsh, open water, and flooded meadows. Other portions of the area include scattered grasslands and brush-covered mountain slopes, all ideal habitat for various wildlife and waterfowl. Keep your eyes peeled for sandhill cranes, great horned owls, moose, muskrats, and rabbits all known to utilize this amazing refuge.
We did see a great horned owl, nesting pair of American Kestrels, many ducks and geese. It was a great place to visit and we only saw one other vehicle driving the loop.