Upcoming Connecticut Audubon “ECO Travel” Day Trips and Tours

Nature lovers, bird lovers, animals lovers, photography enthusiasts and travelers take note. Did you know that the Connecticut Audubon offers day trips and longer-term trips on a regular basis? We just learned about their wonderful tours and trips this year.

What we learned about the Connecticut Audubon “ECO Travel” Day Trips and Tours: For over 50 years, Connecticut Audubon Society’s EcoTravel has been offering trips for birders, naturalists, and travelers, locally, throughout the United States, and around the world. We offer day trips, overnight trips, and many special programs, including custom tours, family adventures, and rarity chases. The places we visit are among the most environmentally significant and interesting habitats in Connecticut and the world. Read their trip reports to see where  they have traveled, and may return.

As a member of the Connecticut Audubon Society you will also receive special discounts for all of their trips. The cost to join is just $50 ($25 for Students and Seniors) and the discounts more than make up for it.

In addition to supporting conservation in Connecticut, members enjoy many other benefits:

  • FREE ADMISSION to 2 Museums, 4 Nature Centers, and 19 Sanctuaries across Connecticut
  • Invitations to exclusive social and educational member events
  • A 10% Discount at our Nature Stores
  • Discounts on exciting EcoTravel trips
  • As-it-happens information about conservation, programs, events, and environmental legislative actions in our member newsletter and e-mail blasts
  • Join Now!

For further information about EcoTravel’s trips, programs, registration, and travel procedures, please contact the EcoTravel office at 860-767-0660 or 1-800-996-8747.

Email Contacts: Andy Griswold at agriswold@ctaudubon.org; or Priscilla Wood at pwood@ctaudubon.org.

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Take a look at some of these upcoming trips to see what they offer.

Holidays at the Mansions, Newport, Rhode Island
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Newport & Nature

Wednesday, November 5, 10AM to 8PM

Newport, Rhode Island, is a diverse and dichotomous town with stately mansions on one end of town, and quiet, solitary walking paths on the other. Enjoy both of these extremes as we spend a full day in Newport enjoying the Cliff Walk that takes you along the surfside mansions of Newport. The group will take time to visit Sachuest Point and Brenton Point for additional scenic views and hiking trails, and will stop for dinner in Newport on the way home. Leader: Bob Kuchta. Fee: Members $75/Nonmembers $85.

Plymouth Plantation & Mayflower II

Wednesday, November 12 , 8AM  to 6PM

Enjoy a full day of exploring Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts, offering a fascinating and personal look at the lives of the native Wampanoag people and the English Pilgrims who lived in the early Plymouth Colony. The tour includes a visit to the ship Mayflower II. Although the original Mayflower that sailed to Plymouth in 1620 no longer exists, Plymouth Plantation’s full-scale reproduction was built in Devon, England, and crossed the Atlantic in 1957. A great way to prepare for Thanksgiving, by touring the area where it all began! Leader: Bob Kuchta: Members $90/Nonmembers $100.

Exploring Napatree Point

Thursday, November 20, 8AM to 4PM

Napatree Point in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, is a great place to see all kinds of shorebirds and other migrants in the fall—a consistently good birding spot where we are likely to find something out of the ordinary. Enjoy exploring this area and searching for any rarities in the neighborhood. Leader: Andy Griswold. Members $75, Nonmembers $85.

Holidays at the Mansions, Newport, Rhode Island

Wednesday, December 3, 8AM to 5PM

Tour three of the most famous mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, in all of their holiday splendor! The Breakers, the estate of Cornelius Vanderbilt II; Marble House, modeled after the Petit Trianon at Versailles; and the elegant French chateau, The Elms—all will be filled with spectacular evergreens, thousands of poinsettias, and 19th-century-style ornaments. Built by America’s greatest architects during the Gilded Age, these estates allow the visitor a glimpse at the wealth, power, and influence of the men and women who made Newport the center of grand society. Leader: Bob Kuchta.Fee:Members $85/Nonmembers $95.

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