Iona Island is one of the largest tidal wetlands along the Hudson, with about 270 acres of freshwater and brackish cattail marshes. It is included as part of the Iona Island/Doodletown Bird Conservation Area. The highlight of a winter visit is seeing bald eagles roosting in treetops, perched on the ice or soaring overhead, attracted by the open water and plentiful fish.
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Telephone: Hudson River Research Reserve: 845-889-4745 or Palisades Interstate Park Commission: 845-786-2701
Address: Route 9W, Tomkins Cove, NY 10986
Website: Iona Island
Photo Credits: Iona Island National Estuarine Sanctuary, Jim Clayton, Paul T. Schnell
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