Connecticut Audbon Society
Trail Wood Sanctuary

Trail Wood Sanctuary

Trail Wood remains open to the public from dawn to dusk.
To minimize wildlife disturbance we ask all walkers to stay on designated trails.


Members, Get Inspired!
Book Edwin Way Teale’s Writing Cabin

Need time to concentrate on your writing or art project? Book a day of creative solitude in Edwin Way Teale’s rustic off-the-grid writing cabin by the pond. Contact us for availability.

Email or call 860-928-4948
Fee per day: $30 CAS members only. Become a member today.

Programs & Events at Trail Wood

93 Kenyon Road, Hampton
Teale’s writing cabin and study are open by appointment. Call (860)928-4948.

Friday Afternoon Guided Walks
Every Friday at 1 p.m.

Join volunteers at Trail Wood for an invigorating hike on the Edwin Way Teale sanctuary. Bring binoculars and a camera if you wish. Limit 6 people. Fee: Free to CAS members; $3 non-members. Face masks to be worn at all times. Register by calling 860-928-4948



Please enjoy our trails and take a moment to recognize the effort required to keep them passable. In addition to mowing by sanctuary manager, Andy and caretakers, Laura and Paul, high school students, Colin and Serena Britner of Hampton volunteer weekly with weed whackers in hand to tackle the vigorous summer growth along the trails. We are all very grateful for their help!

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.




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