Point Audubon is more a
coastal education center than a
place to hike extensively.
However, it's an interesting place
and presents you with a chance to
learn a lot about coastal
Connecticut and the Long Island
Sound. While you're there you can
walk along the shoreline for a
different type of hike and
experience the ecosystems that are
common along the shorelines of
If you're into bird watching with
an eye for the "frequent flyers"
of the Sound then you'll want to
check out Milford Point Audubon.
(They now have a live "Opsrey Cam"
on their website. Click
here to see the Osprey's nest
and visit their website)
The center has outstanding
observatories both inside and out
that not only give great views of
the surrounding beach area but
perfect angles to photograph,
paint, study, or just enjoy the
dozens of varieties of water fowl.
Osprey, ducks, herring, loons,
mockingbirds, snow geese, swan,
sandpipers, and the first known
peregrine falcon pair to nest
along the Milford shore for the
first time in decades, await the
Inside the center's main area is a
fantastic educational center that
explains in great detail, but in
an easily understood manner, how
the Housatonic River watershed is
an intricate ecosystem that is
extremely sensitive to changes.
It's an important life force that
starts up in the mountains of
Vermont and ends as the Housatonic
River spills out into the Long
If you've ever wondered how
something works, stop by Milford
Point Audubon and be educated in a
fun and informative manner.
One look at the information
presented to you will cause you to
have a greater understanding of
your responsibility in maintaining
clean air, water, and soil.
If all of us understood how
precious and awesome western
Connecticut natural resources are,
there would be no pollution or
problems with the environment.
Although you may not think of
beach front property as a
destination during the colder
months, the center is a great
place to check out year round.
In the summer, you can combine
your visit with other activities
that are abundant in this part of
Connecticut. The center is a great
place to bring children as they
are sure to love a shoreline
exploration as well as the
interactive exhibits designed
specifically for children.
Milford Point Audubon also has
numerous planned activities,
exhibits, and educational shows
which allows the visitor to choose
something of interest to them.
Visit their website to find out
about such things as bird
watching, shell fishing,
stargazing, marine biology.
Milford Point Audubon doesn't have
miles of trails to explore but it
has a nice shoreline walk. Mix
that in with a great visitor
center and observation tower, and
you've got great experience.
to Interstate 95 and take exit 34.
Here are the directions from Milford
Take exit 34 off of I-95. Turn
right at light where exit ramp
meets Route 1. Go 1/2 mile to
third light at Naugatuck Ave.
Turn left on Naugatuck and go
0.8 mi. to second light at
Milford Point Rd. Turn right and
follow Milford Point Rd. 1/2 mi,
passing tennis courts on right
and small wildlife sanctuary (at
1.1 mi.) to stop sign at Seaview
Ave. Turn right, go .35 mile to
Sanctuary. Road forks: take the
right fork (left fork is private
road) into parking area.
version of the Milford
Point Audubon page
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