The Connecticut Audubon Society conserves Connecticut’s environment through science-based education and advocacy focused on the state’s bird populations and habitats.
Deer Pond Farm in Sherman has approximately 835 acres with 20 miles of hiking trails open to the public daily dawn to dusk. The diverse geology, habits, flora and fauna support over 100 species of birds. Weekly guided programs are offered throughout the year on various nature themes. No: dogs, horses, fishing, camping, fires, hunting or collecting permitted.
Founded in 1898, the Connecticut Audubon Society operates nature facilities in Fairfield, Milford, Glastonbury, Pomfret, Hampton, and Sherman, a center in Old Lyme, and an EcoTravel office in Essex.
Connecticut Audubon manages 20 wildlife sanctuaries encompassing almost 3,300 acres of open space in Connecticut, and educates over 100,000 children and adults annually. Connecticut Audubon is an independent organization, not affiliated with any national or governmental group.
Connecticut Audubon Society’s scientists, educators, citizen scientists, and volunteers work to preserve birds and their environments in Connecticut. Our work includes sanctuary management, advocacy, environmental education and activities at our centers, scientific studies, and our annual Connecticut State of the Birds report.
New Milford, CT 06776
The 192 acre Center offers year-round programs including; school field trips, pre-school enrichment, summer camp, scout advancement, and weekend events. Hiking trails cross meadows, the East Aspetuck River, and climb New Milford’s second highest point, Mount Tom. Farm animals include sheep, chickens and ducks. The Center is staffed by full time educators and naturalists ready to assist you with your program needs and nature related questions.
Hours: M-F, 9 to 4 & on weekends for special events. Call for details.
Trails: Open sunrise to sunset year-round.
Closed: Most holidays.