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New Haven, CT
Quinnipiac River Marsh Wildlife Management Area and State Park
The Quinnipiac River Marsh Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and the Quinnipiac River State Park are extraordinary ecological and outdoor recreation resources within the highly urbanized lower Quinnipiac River area. The habitats here are largely brackish and fresh tidal water marshes with adjacent uplands. The Wildlife Management Area and State Park is nearly 900-acres and contains important habitat that supports several endangered and threatened bird species. The sites also provide popular, nature-based outdoor recreation opportunities like canoeing and kayaking through the marsh and hiking along trails maintained by the North Haven Trail Association. The Quinnipiac River, its marshes, and surrounding uplands are places where plants, animals, and people are learning to co-exist within an area that accommodates many and sometimes competing uses.