The 5-Mile Connecticut Wetlands Hike That’s Best To Take In The Fall

Connecticut’s coastal marsh trails are a fickle mistress. Surrounded by lush green beauty in the warm months, it’s tempting to explore the marshes for bird sightings and gorgeous water views. But to do so requires fighting off swarms of bloodthirsty mosquitos. Fall is the best time to take advantage of these trails and one of the most beautiful spots in the state is Barn Island Wildlife Management Area.

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Have you ever visited the Barn Island Wildlife Management Area? Share your experiences and photos in the comments section below or in our Connecticut Nature Lover’s Group on Facebook. If you love the outdoors and have a fondness for animals, check out this delightful goat hike.