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Bushnell Park, Essex
Bushnell Park, Essex
Launch a car-top boat and explore the Connecticut River.  Visitors may also bring a fishing pole and fish at this site or bring their binoculars to watch birds and other wildlife. To help you reach Bushnell Park, some routes leading to this site are posted with the brown and white Long Island Sound Access sign Long Island Sound Access sign.

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 Location
View interactive map of Bushnell Park Bushnell Street
Essex, Connecticut
 Fees
None
 Directions
From the East: Take I-95 South to Exit 69, and travel onto Route 9 North. Proceed on Route 9 North for 3.4 miles. Take Exit 3, and at the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Route 154/Middlesex Turnpike/Saybrook Road and proceed an extremely short distance. Turn right onto West Avenue and continue for under 0.5 miles. Bear right onto Champlin Square/West Avenue and then bear slightly to the left while remaining on West Avenue. Then turn left onto South Main Street and continue straight. Next, bear right onto Essex Square, and then bear slightly to the left and turn onto North Main Street. Proceed an extremely short distance, and then turn right onto Bushnell Street. Bushnell Park is located on the left side and toward the end of Bushnell Street.
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From the West: Take I-95 North to Exit 69, and travel onto Route 9 North. Proceed on Route 9 North for 3.4 miles. Take Exit 3, and at the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Route 154/Middlesex Turnpike/Saybrook Road and proceed an extremely short distance. Turn right onto West Avenue and continue for under 0.5 miles. Bear right onto Champlin Square/West Avenue and then bear slightly to the left while remaining on West Avenue. Then turn left onto South Main Street and continue straight. Next, bear right onto Essex Square, and then bear slightly to the left and turn onto North Main Street. Proceed an extremely short distance, and then turn right onto Bushnell Street. Bushnell Park is located on the left side and toward the end of Bushnell Street.
 Parking
Parking Lot
 Accessibility
Parts of the site offering views of the water are wheelchair accessible. Some facilities/uses listed may not be fully accessible to the mobility-impaired.
 Site Contact Information
Website -Town of Essex
Address -Essex Town Hall, P.O. Box 98
 Essex, CT 06426
 Facilities
Car-top Boat AccessCar-top Boat Access
Handicapped AccessHandicapped Access
 Activities
Bird and WildlifeBird and Wildlife
BoatingBoating
CrabbingCrabbing
FishingFishing
 Environment
Intertidal FlatIntertidal Flat
Tidal RiverTidal River
Tidal WetlandTidal Wetland

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