Description - Harbor Island NWR is administered by Seney NWR features a variety of habitats that serves as home to a diverse population of wildlife. The horseshoe shaped island contains a marsh-lined harbor, sandy beaches, and mature stands of balsam fir, white cedar, paper birch, sugar maple and red oak.
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White-tailed Deer are commonly called Virginia Deer
- Dominating the waters of Potagannissing Bay, Harbor Island is best visited during the spring, summer and fall seasons of the year. The island's primitive attractions include walk-in only areas that are strictly day use. Viewing wildlife life or hunting wildlife are the primary enjoyments. The site does have archaeological features and wilderness areas.
Recreation - The island is open for public use with beach visits and hunting the primary uses.
Climate - The Straits normally experiences mild summers with average temperatures around 70 degrees F (21 degrees C). Winter temperatures average 14 - 18 degrees F (-10 to -8 degrees C). Yearly rain and snowmelt in the region averages 28 - 36 inches but can be dramatically altered by the "lake effect," thus depositing significant amounts of snow within a short period of time causing hazardous road conditions.
Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge is located just off the northwest shore of Drummond Island in Potagannissing Bay on Lake Huron.