Long Wharf Nature Preserve

4.6 Currently Closed
  • Address: Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT, USA, United States
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-2035626655
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Ecological Reserve

Offering panoramic views of the Long Island Sound and with beautiful birds and trees for company, the Long Wharf Nature Preserve has become a much needed oasis for urban dwellers looking for some time off from the city life. The preserve started as a landfill and soon cotton trees were planted here. During low tide, you can see the land progress from mud flat to dune to salt marsh to upland while high tides leave only the upland for exploring.

 Today, its scenic 15 acres of land are home to around 100 species of beautiful birds (including eagles, red-tail hawks and ospreys) and a loop trail that meanders around the preserve takes you to the historic Oyster Point neighbourhood. You can find a number of cactus species here while egrets, small fish, frogs, ducks, geese and small mammals have made this place their home and are a common sight. If you love nature, a short visit here is apt to see the sunrise. The place is also ideal for photography.

Long Wharf Nature Preserve Travel Tips

  • Carry bottled drinking water and snacks.
  • Wearing sturdy shoes will be helpful.

Entrance Ticket Details For Long Wharf Nature Preserve

  • Admission to the place is Free.

How to Reach Long Wharf Nature Preserve

  • By Bus: S Water St and Sea St
  • By taking a Taxi
  • By walking
  • By renting a Bike

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  • Long Wharf Nature Preserve Address: Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT, USA, United States
  • Long Wharf Nature Preserve Contact Number: +1-2035626655
  • Long Wharf Nature Preserve Timing: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Long Wharf Nature Preserve(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Long Wharf Nature Preserve: 03:00 Hrs
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Long Wharf Nature Preserve Reviews & Ratings

  • Represents a nice little walking area to take in the shoreline, salt marsh, fauna, and birds. Kind of close to I95 so the traffic noise hurts the ambiance a bit. Otherwise, a nice place for a visit.

  • A tiny waterfront preserve - a lot of which seems to become submerged during high tide - with more than one habitat. A path passes through it that offers walking beside the water, beyond the preserve, for quite a stretch.

  • Easy_on_easy_off from exit 46 of I_95 (Connecticut turnpike). Nice for walking or biking close to the water or to walk to the aquaculture school and adjoining fishing pier.

  • Beautiful view to the beach and the air is fresh. Is a nice place for the children play, run and do exercise.

  • Although it was windy, it was a nice place to just settle your mind, gather your thoughts and enjoy the salty smell of the water. Made me really want to go sailing.

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