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.
One of my favorite places in CT. The trails are great for running and hiking, great scenery and great spot to bring the dog. You can run anywhere from 3 to 7 miles dependent on which trails you take.
Nice 3 mile loop plus some side trails. Variety of terrain including salt marsh (elevated dirt road so dry even at high tide) upland marsh and forest. Mixed use including equestrian and dog friendly.
Visiting Westerly from CA, my wife and I ran this trail on 5/26/16. We entered at the trailhead just above the boat launch and ran the loop in a clockwise direction. Enjoyed the scenery. Trail is good, with enough gentle elevation change, twists and turns, and varied surfaces to keep it interesting. Rocky in spots but still runnable, wet in spots. We are not fast runners and completed the loop in about 40 minutes, so it's not 5+ miles. It's more like 3+ miles.
Lucky to have this trail so close to home. You won't see much elevation but the scenery is nice. It's an easy loop.
Nice little hike. Wouldnt really rate it as moderate, great place to even go on a hike with young children. Did this one back in early April of 2015. Set my hammock up down by the boat launch between two of the piers and had a nice relaxing lunch.
Great place to bird watch as i ran into many people who were solely there to enjoy the sights of the featehred companions.
Really funny driving in as one of the houses is customized to look like a castle with a full suit of armor in view from one of the windows and gargoyles all around it.
This is a really nice trail. Lots of wildflowers and wild life. Beautiful views of marsh and sound areas. The trail mostly follows an old road through the marsh. It is higher than the marsh and dry.