Connecticut Audubon Society at Trail Wood – The Edwin Way Teale Memorial Sanctuary

Summer Camp at Pomfret

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Connecticut Audubon Society summer day camps offer enriching experiences, hands-on learning, exciting adventures, outdoor exploration – and memories that last a lifetime.

For complete details, download the program brochure.

Center at Pomfret: Register here; ages 6-12 (download Pomfret’s camp program brochure).Boys on the frog bridge

Additional forms:
Pomfret Mail-in Registration
Pomfret Registration Instructions
Pomfret Welcome Fact Sheet
Pomfret Hospital Patient Consent Form
Pomfret Permission Form
Pomfret Health Exam Record

 Center at Pomfret, P.O. Box 11, 218 Day Road, Pomfret Center, CT 06259  860-928-4948 

Trail Wood

Photo by Sandee Harraden

Photo by Sandee Harraden

Trail Wood, the former home of writer-naturalist Edwin Way Teale and his wife Nellie, and our Bafflin Sanctuary in Pomfret, were chosen by the editors of Yankee Magazine as the Best Nature Sanctuaries in Connecticut, in May 2013.

Trail Wood’s 168 acres are open year-round for hiking.

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Trail Wood Programs

93 Kenyon Road, Hampton, CT  06247
The Edwin Way Teale Memorial Sanctuary: open to the public from dawn to dusk seven days.  Teale’s writing cabin and study are open by appointment.  Call (860)928-4948. 


Regular Walks 

Marsh Marigold

Marsh Marigold

Second Sunday Walks
Sun., July 12, 2 p.m.
Sun., August 9, 2 p.m.
Sun., September 13, 2 p.m.

These walks are designed for anyone new to Trail Wood.  Come for a guided walk.  Learn of Teale’s nature writing and photography legacy. Cost: Free to members; $3 non-members. 

Full Moon Walks
Sun., Sept. 27, 7:00 p.m.

Trail Wood is beautiful by day and downright magical by night.  Pull yourself away from the demands of the day, slow down for a bit, walk our trails and become familiar with the sights and sounds of a Trail Wood evening. Cost: Free to Members; $3 non-members

Trail Wood Bird Walk

Join Andy Rzeznikiewicz as he finds various nesting birds at our Hampton sanctuary.  Hooded warblers, chestnut-sided warblers, indigo buntings, and blue-winged warblers should be found.  Cost:  $5 members/$10 nonmembers.

Scarlet Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

Trail Wood Bird Walk
Tues., July 28, 8 a.m.

Join Andy Rzeznikiewicz as he finds various nesting birds at our Hampton sanctuary.  Hooded warblers, chestnut-sided warblers, indigo buntings, and blue-winged warblers should be found along with newly fledged young birds.  Cost:  $5 members/$10 nonmembers.


Attention Teachers! Schedule Fall Field Trips and In-class programs!

Check out our field trips for elementary and middle school classes.  Aligned with the Connecticut science standards, our programs pack in four hours of hands-on activities on our 700 acre sanctuary. Fall titles include: Birding 101, The Dirt on Soils, Adaptations, Seaside Ecology, Nature Journaling & Photography at Trail Wood, Bio Blitz and more. For other titles, pricing and scheduling contact Sarah at


For additional programming in northeastern Connecticut, consider our Center at Pomfret.


Directions and Information

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Click for Trail Wood Map.

Private Guided Bird or Nature Walks

This service is offered year-round. Each walk can be geared toward your expectations and locations. Sanctuary Manager Andy Rzeznikiewicz can take you to your next “life bird,” to local hot spots, or just use his knowledge to find birds and wildlife for you. Owl walks and private Woodcock watches are very successful in small groups. This is an excellent gift for that outdoor enthusiast who has everything.  Call 860-4948.

Bird Surveys on Private or Public Property

Sanctuary Manager Andy Rzeznikiewicz is available to conduct bird population surveys on your property and can provide advise on how to best manage the property for optimum bird habitat. Private property owners, Land Trusts, municipalities or other groups interested in inventorying breeding or migratory bird populations on their properties might consider this service. Conservation groups that are evaluating potential land purchases for conservation might find this service helpful as well. The best time of year to conduct nesting bird surveys is May and June. Call early to schedule as the calendar fills up fast this time of year: 860-928-4948.

Programs Offered to Groups and Libraries

We can bring our wildlife video and bird slide show programs right to you. Call 860-928-4948 for more information on each program.

Writing Workshops

Consider applying for the 2016 Teale Summer Writer & Artist In-residence Program



93 Kenyon Road
Hampton, CT 06259

Center Hours:

The Center at Pomfret manages the 168-acre Trail Wood Sanctuary, open daily, year-round, from dawn to dusk. (Buildings open to the public only by appointment.)
Trail Wood Sanctuary Map

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