The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Center at Fairfield is a hub of environmental education activities and events throughout the year. The Center adjoins the 155-acre Roy and Margot Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary, a nature preserve serving as an extensive outdoor classroom for school classes, summer camp, scouting, and adult education and conservation programs. Seven miles of walking trails, raised boardwalks and bridges offer access to the varied land, forest and freshwater ecosystems. The one-mile Chiboucas Special Use Trail accommodates wheelchairs and strollers. A favorite feature for visitors of all ages is the Birds of Prey compound. Trails are open to the public year round, seven days a week, from dawn to dusk.
The Center building, open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., houses classrooms, live education animals and exhibits, and the Nature Store.
The Center at Fairfield on Burr Street is one of six centers and 20 wildlife sanctuaries managed by The Connecticut Audubon Society, an independent organization more than 100 years old that is not affiliated with any national or governmental group.
Connecticut Audubon Society Center At Fairfield
2325 Burr Street
Fairfield, CT 06824
To accommodate wheelchairs, the mile-long Edna Strube Chiboucas Special Use Trail is five-to-seven feet wide and paved with finely crushed rock. It circles through the sanctuaryâ€™s 155 acres, following an easy grade through the woods, along the edge of a meadow and over several streams and swamps. Interpretive signs stand at intervals, and there are numerous benches along the Chiboucas for sitting.