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LONG WHARF NATURE PRESERVE

Just off I-95 and fronting New Haven Harbor, this preserve is the result of human disturbance and the resilience of nature. The upland, created by filling, evolved into a grassland and a small woodland dominated by tall cottonwood trees, almost all the result of natural seed dispersion. The tidal wetland and dune area accreted (grew by accumulation) over the 50 years since I-95 was constructed. At low tide, the preserve is approximately 15 acres, from mud flat to dune to salt marsh to upland. A loop trail connects the shore and upland area, and also connects to the historic City Point neighborhood.

Photograph by DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks

PRESERVE MAP

ACTIVITIES & EDUCATION

SCAVENGER HUNT

TREASURE HUNT

INVASIVE PLANTS

NATIVE PLANTS

TEACHER'S MANUAL

HORSESHOE CRABS

WILDLIFE