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Black Pond State Wildlife Area 'In the Treetops' © Gary Jordan
View the valley below from the side of a hilltop.
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Connecticut
Greater New Haven Region
Black Pond State Wildlife Area
BLACK POND STATE WILDLIFE AREA
BLACK POND STATE WILDLIFE AREA
Black Pond State Wildlife Area
'In the Treetops'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

View the valley below from the side of a hilltop.

Black Pond State Wildlife Area
'View From Parking Lot'
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This is Black Pond and the peak behind seen from the parking area. Climbing is a good hike with scenic views along the way.

Black Pond State Wildlife Area
'From The Ridge'
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Hike up one of the ridges and view the pond below. In the distance you can see the parking area and the freeway.

Black Pond State Wildlife Area
'Traprock'
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This area is predominately traprock as seen in this photograph.

Black Pond State Wildlife Area
'In To Visit'
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Swans came over to greet us as we took their pictures.

Black Pond State Wildlife Area
'The Grooming'
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Swans groom their feathers often to keep them fluffed. This allows them to stay warm and boyant.

Black Pond State Wildlife Area
'Taking a Gander'
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One swan, after multiple trys, finally made it on top the ice. That however did not last too long.

Black Pond State Wildlife Area
'Sunrise Over Black Pond'
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Winter sunrise over Black Pond

Black Pond State Wildlife Area
'Bald Eagle'
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In the spring the bald eagles usally visit for a while.

Black Pond State Wildlife Area
'Osprey with fish'
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This osprey was a resident of Black Pond. In this picture he she has caught a trout to dine on.

Black Pond State Wildlife Area
'Mute Swan geese'
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The mute swan is trying to chase the geese out of the area.

Black Pond State Wildlife Area
'Red-tailed Hawk '
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This immature red-tailed hawk was pruning itself when this picture was taken. His talons show up quite well.

Black Pond State Wildlife Area
'Mother Goose with siblings'
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This goose was showing her babies how to bathe in the pond.

Black Pond State Wildlife Area
'Mother Goose Brood'
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A parade of 11 babies follow mom in the water.

Black Pond State Wildlife Area
'Tiger-tailed Butterfly'
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Black Pond State Wildlife Area
'Dragonfly'
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Black Pond State Wildlife Area
'Bees at Work'
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Black Pond State Wildlife Area
'Rainy Day Fishin'
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Theres a platform you can fish from in the parking area.

Black Pond State Wildlife Area
'Moon Setting Over Black Pond'
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Nearby Accommodations
The Connecticut River Valley Inn - Glastonbury, CTBBs / Inns
Restored and updated to a 5 room inn, centrally located in the pastoral yet progressive town of Glastonbury, Connecticut. Just steps from either a medley of casual to fine dining restaurants or from quiet walks along the Connecticut River. A fusion of the historic past with the style, artistry and conveniences of the new millennium.
14.8 miles from park*
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Rent My Camper.com, Inc - Shirley, NYMotor Home Campers
We'll Hook You Up with all the comforts of home including heat and AC. We deliver, setup and pickup. Our campers sleep up to 10. Just bring your food and clothes we've covered everything else, even clean linens and towels Camper is supplied with pots, pans, plates, bowls, cups, utensils, all your kitchen needs.
52 miles from park*


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CT Bike Tours.Com, LLC - Guilford, CTFamily Outting
Our Shoreline Bike Boat Tour is a leisurely paced guided ride along the coast on gently rolling hills. We combine it with a narrated 45 minute boat tour of the lovely Thimble Islands. If you have your own bikes and helmets, bring them. Custom guided rides are also available. Minimum age allowed is 16 yrs. old. The bicycle guide, boat tour, bikes, helmets and refreshments are all provided, all you need is your energy
Web Site: ctbiketours.com/
12.6 miles from park*
RiverQuest-Connecticut River Expeditions - Haddam, CTBoating
Explore the Connecticut River aboard the R/V River Quest, an environmentally friendly 64', 60 passenger vessel docked at Eagle Landing State Park, Haddam, CT.
Web Site: ctriverquest.com
11.2 miles from park*
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Area Campgrounds

Nelson's Family Campground
71 Mott Hill Road
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Markham Meadows Campground
7 Markham Road
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860-267-9738


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244 Foxon Road
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203-484-0099


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Tidewater Inn Bed and Breakfast - Madison, CTBBs / Inns
Located in the shoreline village of Madison, CT, the Inn offers a cozy and elegant atmosphere of antiques and estate furniture.
Web Site: thetidewater.com/
18.8 miles from park*
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