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Scenic view of Branford Trolley Trail
Scenic view of Branford Trolley Trail
The Branford Trolley Trail is a 480 foot long by 4 foot wide footbridge along the path of an abandoned historic trolley track.  The bridge connects to a popular existing nature walk.  Visitors to the Branford trolley track footbridge can expect to see numerous shorebirds in the tidal estuary, feeding in the marsh or wading in the shallow waters of the tidal creek.  This marsh area also provides habitat for many fish, mammals and invertebrates.

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 Location
View interactive map of Branford Trolley Trail access off West Point Road
Branford, Connecticut
 Fees
None
 Directions
From the East: Take I-95 South to exit 56, the Leetes Island Road exit. Turn left onto Leetes Island Road, follow for 1.5 miles. Stay straight and Leetes Island Road turns into Thimble Island Road. Turn right onto West Point Road.
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From the West: Take I-95 North to exit 56, the Leetes Island Road exit. Turn right onto Leetes Island Road, follow for 1.4 miles. Stay straight and Leetes Island Road turns to Thimble Island Road. Turn right onto West Point Road.
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 Site Contact Information
Website -Town of Branford
Address -46 Church Street
 Branford, CT 06405
 Activities
Bird and WildlifeBird and Wildlife
Historic, Cultural InterestHistoric, Cultural Interest
TrailsTrails
WalkwaysWalkways
 Environment
Fronting Long Island SoundFronting Long Island Sound
Tidal RiverTidal River
Tidal WetlandTidal Wetland

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