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View from Quinnipiac Meadows, New Haven
View from Quinnipiac Meadows, New Haven
At Quinnipiac Meadows, enter the main pedestrian path by passing between a chain link gate and a neighbor’s Jersey barrier-based fence. A sign on the entrance gate reminds the visitor that this site is a nature preserve and to enjoy it with respect for resident and migrating wildlife. Extensive tidal wetlands and creeks along the pedestrian path offer glimpses of the water through the site’s dense vegetative cover. Educational signage is provided along the way describing the history of the site itself as well as the preservation efforts currently underway. A popular activity here is the opportunity to walk the meadows observing birds inhabiting one of New Haven’s premier estuarine wildlife areas.


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New Haven, Connecticut
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 Directions
From the East: I-95 South to Exit 51. Continue straight at the end of the exit ramp to embark upon US Route 1/North Frontage Road and proceed .8 miles. Then turn right onto Townsend Avenue, and follow .2 miles. Bear slightly to the right onto Quinnipiac Avenue and continue 1.8 miles. Quinnipiac Meadows is located on the left almost immediately before the Railroad Bridge, where a generous dirt and gravel driveway exists. The gated entrance to the Meadows assures that the visitor has arrived in the right place. The left (south/southwest) side of the entrance to Quinnipiac Meadows is the location for the established pedestrian access way between the gate pole and a neighbor’s Jersey barrier-based chain-link fence. The path through the Meadows itself is wide, and the dense vegetation provides a pleasant cover for visiting wildlife. Creative parking planning might yield parking for as many as a dozen vehicles in the wide driveway.
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From the West: I-95 North to Exit 50. Merge onto Main Street by continuing straight for a short distance after the first intersection toward the end of the exit ramp. At the intersection of Route 337/Townsend Avenue, turn left onto Townsend Avenue and proceed .3 miles. Then bear slightly to the right onto Quinnipiac Avenue and proceed 1.8 miles. Quinnipiac Meadows is located on the left almost immediately before the Railroad Bridge, where a generous dirt and gravel driveway exists. The gated entrance to the Meadows assures that the visitor has arrived in the right place. The left (south/southwest) side of the entrance to Quinnipiac Meadows is the location for the established pedestrian access way between the gate pole and a neighbor’s Jersey barrier-based chain-link fence. The path through the Meadows itself is wide, and the dense vegetation provides a pleasant cover for visiting wildlife. Creative parking planning might yield parking for as many as a dozen vehicles in the wide driveway.
 Parking
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 Site Contact Information
Website -New Haven Land Trust
Address -205 Whitney Avenue, 1st Floor
 New Haven, CT 06511
 Activities
Bird and WildlifeBird and Wildlife
TrailsTrails
 Environment
Intertidal FlatIntertidal Flat
Tidal RiverTidal River
Tidal WetlandTidal Wetland

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