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    Connecticut Audubon Society

    August 21, 2014

    a small blue bird fluttering over a pond

    Founded all the way back in 1898, the Connecticut Audubon Society set out on its mission to conserve the Connecticut environment, flora, and wildlife--particularly, of course, the state bird. With over nineteen natural sanctuaries all across Connecticut-- including Birdcraft Sanctuary, the first songbird refuge in the nation--the Audubon Society offers a lot of opportunities for learning, or simply appreciating the picturesque views and local wildlife. Only thirteen miles away from The Waypointe, the Connecticut Audubon Society's Coastal Center at Milford Point in Milford is a great place to spend a few hours, soaking in the Connecticut views to the sounds of local songbirds.

    Located on an over eight acre barrier beach, next to the 840-acre Charles Wheeler Salt Marsh, The Coastal Center at Milford is a veritable oasis where you're guaranteed to appreciate the untouched Connecticut landscape.

    Fun for the Whole Family

    The Center offers attractions, sights, and activities that are suitable for all ages and guaranteed to delight the whole family. In addition to summer family concert series and other special events, the Center offers guided canoe tours to explore and interact with the Salt Marsh. But you better hurry--guided tours are only through early Autumn!

    Natural Beauty

    The Center doesn't only allow you to appreciate the beautiful views and sounds from the large, on-site observation deck, it allows incredible access to Long Island Sound. Visitors can explore salt marshes, barrier beaches, coastal dunes, and tide pools. The center's proximity to the 840-acre Charles Wheeler Salt Marsh also provides exceptional bird-watching.

    Whether you want to take your little ones on an educational adventure, or just experience the natural beauty of the Long Island Sound, The Coastal Center at Milford is a fantastic place to check out.

    The Coastal Center at Milford

    1 Milford Point Road
    Milford, CT 06460

    Center Hours:
    Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Sunday: Noon - 4:00 PM
    (Closed Monday)

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