Meigs Point Nature Center

Meigs Point Nature Center, Madison: Address, Phone Number, Meigs Point Nature Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Meigs Point Nature Center
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Meigs Point Nature Center is an exciting and vital environmental learning center open to all ages at Hammonasset Beach State Park. The Nature Center is host to a variety of native animals, including: turtles, snakes, amphibians, crabs and fish. Most of the animals at the Nature Center cannot be released because of previous previous injuries or for other reasons, but are well cared for.
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gypsy41
new york155 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Outside bird sanctuaries great for bird watching. nice small exhibits indoors to show the local fauna/flora. Divided into forest, ocean and beach. touch tank with horseshoe crab etc. live reptile/amphibian exhibits, taxidermy and live active birds (rescues).
Written May 16, 2019
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Liv N
28 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
Way bigger and nicer inside than one would imagine! The exhibits were engaging and well maintained. Spent a great half hour inside.
Written March 18, 2018
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Sandra S
Westfield, MA84 contributions
Aug 2016
A great way to break up your beach day. Take a hike through the woods and land at the nature Center. Great for kids of all ages.
Written October 4, 2016
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Ken
2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We went to the beach there was a couple smoking pot and no one seem to care. The Long Island Sound water is very different from open ocean water. The water is muddy with a lot of seaweed floating around. Madison, Ct is not a town that is friendly to visitors. They charge $10 dollars an hour to use there town beaches and Hammonasset charges 22 dollars on the weekends for non residents. Basically they telling visitors to stay the hell out.
Written July 29, 2019
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Janice M
Rocky Hill, CT24 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We were at Meigs Point on July 1, 2019 and the new center was actually closed. We had been looking forward to seeing it again. The old center was open.
We'll try again.
Written July 10, 2019
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userChris
Oakdale, Connecticut, United States534 contributions
Jun 2015
This is a great nature center in the heart of one of CT great coastal locations. A nearby beach gets most of the attention, but if you neglect to visit the center and hike the trails, you are missing most of the best places at this park.
Written July 13, 2015
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Andy05255
Manchester, VT232 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
Looking to gain some peace and quiet? Do you enjoy the calmness of a large body of water? Then visit Meigs Point Nature Center.
There are walking paths, beaches, bird watching, fishing, a nature center, and the calm of the Long Island Sound.
Written March 29, 2015
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bomax11
101 contributions
Meigs point, is at the northern end of Hammonasset State Park, which is actually the eastern most part of the park, don't ask. at any rate there is a multitude of gigantic stones that were dropped by a glacier that created Long Island Sound. it is a beautiful spot overlooking Long Island Sound. it is a short walk from the small parking lot, with benches along the way. it's a beautiful spot and the kids will like it too, they seem to like playing among the giant boulders.
Written December 9, 2014
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JackandBetty
Bristol, CT185 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Stopped with our two granddaughters aged 7 and 5. I had forgotten to make an online reservation but upon speaking to one of the guides at the door she made room for us after about a 10 minute wait. Very much appreciated after an hour drive! They were careful to keep groups moving and socially distant and complying with the mask mandate. The guides did a great job of pointing things out to the girls. The 7 year old loved the scavenger hunt to check off certain animals when we saw them. Not much outside due to the weather but we did some shell collecting after. Free admission but we made a donation which are welcome. My husband and I enjoyed the scrapbook of Hammonasset photos arranged by era. Lots of good memories there!
Written February 23, 2022
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cjfog92
Ellington, CT298 contributions
Oct 2020
The nature center itself isn’t open, but there are a lot of walking trails to use. The restrooms at nature center were closed but across the parking lot the beach side restrooms were open. There was lots of parking.
Written October 5, 2020
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