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Turtle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, Essex
Turtle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, Essex
Turtle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary is a great place to watch birds and wildlife.  There are trails to hike for viewing opportunities.  This is also a place to go fishing or crabbing.  An informal parking area is available in the vicinity of the "Turtle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary" sign and serves as the trail entryway, located on Watrous Point Road in Old Saybrook.

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 Location
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Essex, Connecticut
 Fees
None
 Directions
From the East: Take I-95 South to Exit 69, and travel onto Route 9 North. Then take Exit 2 off of Route 9. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Essex Road. Proceed an extremely short distance, and then bear slightly to the right onto Middlesex Turnpike/Route 154, continuing for 0.6 miles. Turn right onto Watrous Point Road. Proceed a short distance, and then enter the parking area for the Wildlife Sanctuary on the left.
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From the West: Take I-95 North to Exit 69, and travel onto Route 9 North. Then take Exit 2 off of Route 9. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Essex Road. Proceed an extremely short distance, and then bear slightly to the right onto Middlesex Turnpike/Route 154, continuing for 0.6 miles. Turn right onto Watrous Point Road. Proceed a short distance, and then enter the parking area for the Wildlife Sanctuary on the left.
 Parking
Parking Lot
 Site Contact Information
Website -The Nature Conservancy
Address -55 High Street
 Middletown, CT 06457-3788
 Activities
Bird and WildlifeBird and Wildlife
CrabbingCrabbing
FishingFishing
TrailsTrails
 Environment
Bluff, EscarpmentBluff, Escarpment
Intertidal FlatIntertidal Flat
Tidal RiverTidal River
Tidal WetlandTidal Wetland

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