Located near the Connecticut River, the Connecticut Audubon Center at Glastonbury has taken full advantage of its unique location since its opening in 1982. Â This Center's focus is to promote awareness of the Connecticut River ecosystem and the birds and habitats it supports, and to foster their preservation through education and related activities.
The Center's 4,000 square-foot facility offers a full range of environmental programs and a full calendar of events throughout the year for people of all ages. Â The Center contains a Discovery Room with hands-on exhibits, wildlife mounts, interpretive natural history exhibits, a diorama of Connecticut River's Great Meadow, and small live animals. Â The grounds surrounding the Center contain the Four Seasons Wildlife Garden, a bird-feeding station, and a picnic area.
The Center is adjacent to the 48-acre town-owned Earle Park, with its forest trails and scenic vistas of Tom's Pond, meadows, and bluffs overlooking the Holland Brook river. Â The park is home to a maturing forest of beech, tulip, and red oak trees and contains the state champion bitternut hickory tree. Â It contains trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding.