1207 Prospect Drive, Stratford
Stratford Point is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The gate closes at 4 :30, and all cars must be out by then.
Dogs are not permitted. Carry out what you carry in.
What’s on this page
Size: 28 acres
Features: A peninsula that fronts Long Island Sound and the mouth of the Housatonic River, with a coastal meadow and a beach that faces north toward Milford Point.
Trails: A short trail runs along the edge of the peninsula.
What’s interesting: At Stratford Point, you are about as far out into Long Island Sound as you can get and still be in mainland Connecticut. As a result, the panoramic views of water and shore — and birds — are extraordinary.
Researchers from Sacred Heart University are studying how an artificial reef can help protect the shoreline during storms while also improving habitat for tidal and estuarine animals and plants.
Birds: Stratford Point is one of Connecticut’s great birding locations. Observers have recorded 296 species there (according to eBird). Songbirds stop at Stratford Point during migration. Waterfowl feed near the shore. Seabirds pass by. Raptors, wading birds, and shorebirds can all be found in season.
Facilities: The buildings at Stratford Point are closed for the time being.