Seney is an unincorporated
community in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the United States.
The town is built on the outskirts of the Seney National Wildlife
Refuge, administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It was
featured in the Ernest Hemingway short story "Big Two-Hearted River".
A Great Place to Watch
Wildlife! In 1935 Seney National Wildlife Refuge was established
as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife.
Today, Seney supports a variety of wildlife, including endangered
and reintroduced species. Bald eagles, common loons, and trumpeter
swans are regularly seen during the summer months, especially June
and July, when they are raising their young. Peak populations of
waterfowl are present in early spring and early fall.
Common species observed
include Canada geese, hooded mergansers, mallards, black ducks,
ring-necked ducks, and wood ducks. Sandhill cranes can be observed
in moderate numbers prior to fall migration. Animals that live on
the Refuge but are not always seen include black bear, white-tailed
deer, coyote, river otter, beaver, ruffed, spruce, and sharp-tailed
grouse, yellow rails, and woodcock.
The Northern Hardwoods
Cross Country Ski Trail are groomed for traditional diagonal skiing.
Trails are groomed as needed, usually just before the weekend if
there has been sufficient snowfall.