Barn Island Wildlife Management Area Trail

MODERATE 71 reviews

Barn Island Wildlife Management Area Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pawcatuck, Connecticut that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
269 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

canoeing

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

27 days ago

Local trail with some great bird watching but going in the summer presents one major issue - mosquitos. Applied continuously on this short hike and they didn't care. Usually do this hike in the spring and it is much more enjoyable then.

trail running
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful but very buggy. Had to cut the walk short. Will be back in the fall.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike but be ready for some serious mosquitos! Will return only after the first frost.

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2 months ago

Has amazing views but majority of the hike is in high grass. If you wanna go for the view just do 20 minutes of it

whitewater kayaking
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mountain biking
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walking
4 months ago

An absolutely gorgeous place to walk and bird but I have never seen such a concentration of wood ticks anywhere. We probably picked 50 off of our small dog and a few off of ourselves. If it weren't for these critters, I would rate as 5 stars and return many times. Cool cemetery and interesting history (farmsite that helped 18th-century slave win his freedom, as well as a bombing target range in the 1940s).

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful easy walk through the trees and then by the salt marshes with the Ospreys and Egrets

4 months ago