Long Wharf Nature Preserve
A pleasant lunch break stroll at New Haven Harbor
The upland half of the loop is a small cottonwood woodland area. The lower half is a tidal wetland and dune area. At low tide, the preserve encompasses approximately 15 acres; at high tide only a thin strip of dry sand is visible.
Destination Distance From Downtown
Flat terrain, some on beach sand. There are a couple of small foot bridges with one or two stairs.
Time To Complete
The nature preserve loop can be walked in less than 10 minutes, but birdwatchers may want to allow extra time - over 100 species have been spotted here. If you're starting your lunch break at Food Truck Paradise, add on another 10 minutes.
On Leash Only