Visitor areas of the Salt Meadow Unit in Westbrook, the Great Meadows Unit in Stratford and the Milford Point Unit in Milford are open daily from ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset.
Visitor areas of the Outer Island Unit in Branford, Sheffield Island and Chimon Island Units in Norwalk and the Calf Island Unit in Greenwich are open daily to visitors from late May to September each year.
The Falkner Island Unit is closed to visitors, except during an annual Open House event which occurs each September, after the bird nesting season.
Visitors should remember that the following are prohibited:
Other regulations are also in effect.
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Did you know that there is a native cactus in Connecticut? Yes, Opuntia humifusa or the prickly-pear grows in all eastern states except Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Although it is rare and listed as a species of special concern in the state, you can find it on several units of the Stewart B. McKinney NWR.