Summer Camp Registration is open!

Our mission is to…“Inspire the appreciation and enjoyment of nature, through education and conservation, fostering a healthy environment and an improved quality of life.”

One of a kind in the state of Connecticut! The Wallace Barnes Nature Trail began construction in March of 2023. This one mile-long nature trail will be fully accessible to people using wheelchairs, strollers, walkers and other mobility devices.

The trail is located at the Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center. The trail will feature benches, pull off sheltered areas, and signage as it leads you through various habitats.

Support the Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut

As a not-for-profit organization, our programs and conservation efforts rely on your support.

May 5th, 2024
Accessible Trail Grand Opening

Public Grand Opening will take place on Sunday, May 5th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

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