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Barn Island Wildlife Management Area

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Pawcatuck, CT 06379
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Barn Island is a great place to walk your dog or just enjoy nature. Lots of places to see the salt... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pawcatuck, Connecticut
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Pretty Spot to Walk Your Dog

This is a pretty good place to walk your dog (on a leash) -- wide trail, good footing, and great... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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“wide trail” (2 reviews)
“boat launch” (3 reviews)
“enjoy nature” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Pawcatuck, CT 06379
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Barn Island is a great place to walk your dog or just enjoy nature. Lots of places to see the salt water. A good place to launch a kayak with lots of parking. A good place to geicache. Bring mosquito repellant just in case

Thank sewbrick2
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is a pretty good place to walk your dog (on a leash) -- wide trail, good footing, and great views of the salt marshes with a variety of bird life, from egrets to mergansers to red winged black birds to black ducks, and more....More

2  Thank EagleEyeBoston
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

If you wait too long, the insects will be too much to handle. Right now, it is still a great place for a nature hike along one of great marks from the glacial age.

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I love it here. My family took a long Christmas Day hike along the trails on a very warm Christmas Day 2016. The views are lovely, so particular to coastal Connecticut: marshy tidepools reflecting the sky. It's flat and an easy nature walk for those...More

Thank amlialo
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This area is breathtakingly beautiful. Many walkable trails through marsh land, fields etc. Great place to go kayaking too.

Thank X9200VOdianneb
Reviewed 16 December 2016

I live pretty close and often come here to hike through the woods or along the salt marshes. Can get buggy in the summer, but the rest of the year is great. Lovely light as the sun goes down over the salt flats. Lots of...More

Thank Raoul M
Reviewed 29 November 2016

the trails are well kept and the variety of flora and fauna is unequaled. it is a wealth of beauty and wildlife and an outstanding boat launch as well, dress according to the weather, you won't be disappointed. wear orange to obey hunting season rules!

Thank Plastiqman
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Wide trail, some rocks, likely buggy in warmer months but we were blessed with a stunning mild day. Some nice signage at the trailhead explains the project. We met lots of well behaved dogs on the way around a 3.6 mile loop

Thank Jet_Lag_Tom
Reviewed 31 July 2016

we had a great morning kayaking out of Barn Island. Fast in and out, port a potties were a big plus, clean and efficient

Thank andreaburrow65
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This place is great all year round. A little buggy in summer and hunting is allowed everyday but Sundays during hunting season but people seem to be very respectful of each other. All kinds of birds and other critters. Just go enjoy nature !

Thank Xray4eyes
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25 September 2017|
Response from Tim B | Reviewed this property |
back just a little ways on Palmer Neck road there are path entrances. they are on the left side if you are facing the water. most paths are a mix of woods, marsh, and old farms.