Allenberg Bog Wildlife Refuge


Allenberg Bog Wildlife Refuge is an unusual 500-acre+ wildlife refuge located just south of New Albion, New York, in Cattaraugus County.  It is a prime example of a northern spruce bog habitat, with many unique and unusual flora and fauna.  Acquired by the Buffalo Audubon Society in 1959, it represents a habitat virtually unchanged since it was formed after the retreat of the glaciers.  The entrance is off Pigeon Valley Road and Farm Market Road.  The refuge contains several ponds, a 70-acre section of rhododendrons, and unique specimens of bog life.  As the area is rather wild and very wet, a guided tour is advisable.  Call the Beaver Meadow Audubon Center for further information (585) 457-3228.