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Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

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Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Walking trails and raptors

Nature Center was a pleasant surprise near the Mystic Aquarium. Easy trails. Enough to interest... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
New York City, New York
Great hiking place

Great trails in the vicinity of the Mystic Aquarium to finish off your day with a nice hike, love... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Paul T
Shelton, Connecticut
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“hiking trails”(6 reviews)
“birds of prey”(4 reviews)
“great hiking”(3 reviews)
For nearly 70 years, we have provided visitors the opportunity to experience nature first hand, whether it be on our 10+ miles of trails, in our natural history museum, our Nature Store, or as part of one of our many programs. The creation of the...more
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109 Pequotsepos Rd, Mystic, CT 06355-3045
+1 860-536-1216
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started at Coogan Farm with the intent to hike the trails. It was late July, about 80 degrees, and humid out. It wasn't long before my kids were complaining about the bugs in our faces, even with bug spray on. The hike was kind...More

Thank Dadwith4kids525
Reviewed 15 July 2018

This had a nice kids education center, some injured birds of prey and lots of walking trails. We only visitied the main center but there are also a could other buildings. Great hiking, both in the woods and also through a meadow. The kids loved...More

Thank familytraveler455
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center is a special place that should not be overlooked when planning a visit to Mystic. Located near the Mystic Hilton the Center and its adjacent Coogan Farm include hiking trails through various habitats, a federally licensed wildlife rehabilitation facility and a...More

Thank journeyready
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Peaceful trails, amazing reputation for rehabilitating animals, terrific kids camps and educational programs!

Thank Courtney M
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We went to nature center and the day was rainy and gloomy so that didn't help. The center had some displays we looked at but we really wanted to see the birds of prey outside in their cages. We only saw 2 owls in one...More

2  Thank Margaretheffy
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Looking for a nice afternoon learning about our local wildlife, then this is the place. Great for bday parties too.

Thank Bev S
Reviewed 1 October 2017

What a wonderful addition to the Denison Pequotsepos Family's natural world! Trails that connect to numerous locations in the area surrounding and including the Pequotsepos Nature Center located at 109 Pequotsepos Rd. in Mystic. A welcome Center has maps as well as souvenirs and restrooms....More

Thank carole c
Reviewed 31 August 2017

It is amazing! The preserve has many different habitats and there knowledgeable people at the Nature Center. Fun for the whole family. Plenty of opportunities to volunteer at Coogan Farm regardless of level of gardening expertise. Everyone who helps out will learn something and have...More

1  Thank Cordalie
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Nature Center was a pleasant surprise near the Mystic Aquarium. Easy trails. Enough to interest young children too.

Thank WestchesterP2
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Great trails in the vicinity of the Mystic Aquarium to finish off your day with a nice hike, love the duck pond. Pass on the nature center itself, not really anything in there worth seeing.

Thank Paul T
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