National Wildlife Refuge System

STEWART B. MCKINNEY
NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

733 Old Clinton Road
Westbrook, CT, 06498
Phone: 860-399-2513
E-mail: fw5rw_sbmnwr@fws.gov

CALF ISLAND TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.25 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 2.2
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Native

Special Features

  • Located in Greenwich, CT
  • Kiosk and interpretive signage




GREAT MEADOWS TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.75 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 5.6
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Native

Special Features

  • Located in Stratford, CT
  • Wildlife viewing blind
  • 2 Observation platforms, one w/telescope



MILFORD POINT TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.39 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 10.7
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Native

Special Features

  • Located in Milford, CT
    access thru CT Audubon Coastal Center
  • Walk along barrier beach at mouth of Housatonic River
    Call about seasonal closures
  • Viewing platform to observe Long Island Sound and large salt marsh



OUTER ISLAND TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.25 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 1.7
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Native

Special Features

  • Access by ferry from Stony Creek during summer
  • Observation platforms
  • Education pavilion



SALT MEADOW TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 2.5 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 5.8
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Part crushed cedar

Special Features

  • Located in Westbrook, CT
  • Change of elevation of about 30'
  • Observation platform with telescope
  • Overlooks large salt marsh


SHEFFIELD ISLAND UNIT

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.25 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • Located in Norwalk, CT
  • Access by ferry in summer
  • Observation platform with interpretive signs



Last updated: October 28, 2010