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      Barn Island Wildlife Management Area consists of approximately 1000 acres of land in the extreme southeast corner of the state, in a protected enclave sheltered by headlands.

      It is the largest coastal wildlife management area in the state. The habitat is dominated by 540 acres of deciduous forest and 290 acres of tidal marshes, but there are also significant areas of open salt water, four waterfowl impoundments, as well as coastal scrub woodlands and thickets.

      The Barn Island area is popular with birders, and in the fall, there are many hunters as well. In the Report on the Barn Island Marshes (1972), by Dr. William A. Niering, Barn Island is referred to as “the finest wild coastal area in Connecticut.” Barn Island Wildlife Management Area supports at least nine state-listed avian species in the breeding season.

      Barn Island has an extensive 15 mile network of beautiful single and double track trail, all of which is easy riding suitable for families and novices. Nothing too technical and no significant elevation changes. This is an easy riding gem
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Land Status: Provincial Park
      Land Manager: Deep
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Several Parking Areas are mapped in Trailforks
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 6
      • 31

      Region Status
      Caution as of Aug 7, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      37
      Trails Mountain Bike
      37
      Trails Hike
      37
      Trails Trail Running
      37
      Trails Snowshoe
      37
      Trails Nordic Ski
      37
      Total Distance
      14 miles
      Total Descent
      1,029 ft
      Total Vertical
      77 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      78 ft
      Reports
      22
      Photos
      8
      Ridden Counter
      1,063

      Photos of Barn Island Wildlife Management Area Mountain Bike

      trail: South Fire Rd
      11 |
      Oct 25, 2021 @ 6:12pm
      Oct 25, 2021
      trail: South Fire Rd
      30 |
      Oct 25, 2021 @ 6:12pm
      Oct 25, 2021
      report
      trail: South Fire Rd
      6 |
      Oct 23, 2021 @ 5:11pm
      Oct 23, 2021
      report
      trail: Unknown Name
      10 |
      Oct 17, 2021 @ 10:32am
      Oct 17, 2021
      26 |
      Apr 24, 2021 @ 6:29pm
      Apr 24, 2021
      62 |
      May 5, 2019 @ 11:33am
      May 5, 2019
      40 |
      May 5, 2019 @ 11:33am
      May 5, 2019
      33 |
      May 5, 2019 @ 11:33am
      May 5, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      North Fire Road
      Aug 7, 2022 @ 9:53am
      Aug 7, 2022
      Dryanother large tree in pathHydroid
      Johnny Smith Single Track
      Jan 28, 2022 @ 4:42pm
      Jan 28, 2022
      VariableClear for the moment, ride it in the...bbpr
      Birder
      Jan 28, 2022 @ 4:41pm
      Jan 28, 2022
      VariableClear at the moment, ride it in the...bbpr
      Wicked
      Jan 28, 2022 @ 4:40pm
      Jan 28, 2022
      VariableThe start and end are visible (winter...bbpr
      South Fire Rd
      Oct 23, 2021 @ 5:11pm
      Oct 23, 2021
      Dry Perfect! Beautiful daypatdowling
      Jungle
      Oct 17, 2021 @ 1:16pm
      Oct 17, 2021
      DryReally overgrown and tough to navigate....patdowling
      Rock Garden
      Oct 17, 2021 @ 1:15pm
      Oct 17, 2021
      DryReally overgrown and difficult to...patdowling
      Unknown Name
      Oct 17, 2021 @ 10:32am
      Oct 17, 2021
      Dry Large tree felled across pathmpm4pub
      Hairpin
      Apr 24, 2021 @ 5:33am
      Apr 24, 2021
      DryDavcon1
      Behind Enemy Lines
      Apr 24, 2021 @ 5:33am
      Apr 24, 2021
      VariableDowned TreesDavcon1

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #3105223TomWIQnPscommenttrailGhost Camp
      Sep 28, 2022 @ 3:26pm
      15 hours
      user #2819956drc-dc3wishlistregionBarn Island Wildlife Management Area
      Sep 6, 2022 @ 5:13pm
      Sep 6, 2022
      user #3122595epearson01votetrailJester Cutoff
      Aug 30, 2022 @ 6:40am
      Aug 30, 2022
      user #3146540RDevMTB93wishlistregionBarn Island Wildlife Management Area
      Aug 22, 2022 @ 2:43pm
      Aug 22, 2022
      user #3146540RDevMTB93wishlistregionBarn Island Wildlife Management Area
      Aug 18, 2022 @ 6:53pm
      Aug 18, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #3105223TomWIQnPstrailGhost CampI think this is overgrown - dead end
      Sep 28, 2022 @ 3:26pm
      15 hours
      user #3130037HydroidtrailNorth Fire RoadTree down near main entrance gate blocking path
      Aug 7, 2022 @ 9:36am
      Aug 7, 2022
      user #2439557Elliott1017trailWickedTrail is completely overgrown. Needs...
      May 15, 2022 @ 1:22pm
      May 15, 2022
      user #130490bbprtrailLittle Short Shell"Little Shot Shell" is best ridden in the...
      Jan 28, 2022 @ 4:38pm
      Jan 28, 2022
      user #130490bbprtrailShot Shell"Shot Shell" is best ridden in the winter...
      Jan 28, 2022 @ 4:38pm
      Jan 28, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Dr John Champlin Glacier Park 6 13.3 km
      Beebe Pond Park 1 26.5 km
      Woody Hill 19 27 5 26.7 km
      Grills Preserve and Grills Wildlife Sanctuary 12 46.7 km
      Mortimer Wright Preserve 1 17.3 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3714 miles1,030 ft4 miles79 ft
      #8,920#3,754822702
      Hike3714 miles1,030 ft4 miles79 ft
      #7,918#3,59422120
      Trail Running3714 miles1,030 ft4 miles79 ft
      #7,889#3,580223
      Snowshoe3714 miles1,030 ft4 miles79 ft
      #420#23994
      Nordic Ski3714 miles1,030 ft4 miles79 ft
      #289#17792
      • By markholloway Trailforks & contributors
      • Admins: ECT&RI, SECT NEMBA
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