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Barn Island Wildlife Mgt. Area, Stonington
Barn Island Wildlife Mgt. Area, Stonington
The 1,013-acre Barn Island Wildlife Management Area is the State's single largest coastal property managed for wildlife conservation. The property provides a diversity of ecoysystem and habitats including hilly uplands, agricultural/open fields, mixed hardwood forests and salt, brackish and freshwater tidal wetlands. The site is a popular hiking, wildlife observation and hunting area. *Deer hunting is allowed in-season at this site. Nearly 4 miles of trails are available at this site. Hikers are reminded to exercise caution when using the site during hunting season. Please check the CT DEP Wildlife Division website for details. Interpretive signs descrbing the Barn Island Wildlife Management Area and a recently created native plant demonstration garden provide an excellent venue for beginning your exlporation of Connecticut's premier coastal wildlife management area. Look for Marsh Viewing Area sign on the left side of Palmer Neck Road opposite a small parking area before the road descends to the State boat launch to enter this site's trail system.

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 Location
View interactive map of Barn Island Wildlife Management Area end of Palmer Neck Road
Stonington, Connecticut
 Fees
None
 Directions
From the West: Take I-95 North to exit 91. Right off exit ramp. From the East: I-95 exit 91. Left off exit ramp. Then right onto Route 234 / Pequot Trail. Short distance (~.25 miles) left onto North Main Street (follow sign to Stonington Borough) to intersection with Route 1 / Stonington-Westerly Road. Turn left onto Route 1 / Stonington-Westerly Road. Right onto Greenhaven Road after crossing Wequetequock Cove then quick right onto Palmer Neck Road for 1.4 miles to parking area before boat launch area. Trail entrance on left.
 Parking
Parking Lot
 Site Contact Information
Website -CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
Address -79 Elm Street
 Hartford, CT 06106-5127
 Facilities
Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)
 Activities
Bird and WildlifeBird and Wildlife
CrabbingCrabbing
FishingFishing
Waterfowl HuntingWaterfowl Hunting
TrailsTrails
 Environment
Intertidal FlatIntertidal Flat
Fronting Long Island SoundFronting Long Island Sound
Tidal WetlandTidal Wetland

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