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Shepaug Eagle Observation Area

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Address: River Road, Southbury, CT

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great opportunity , bad weather

Went as part of a senior center outing. Plenty of parking , accomodations for wheelchairs if needed. Walk down a gravel slope , enter a shelter that comfortably fits 40 or 50... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went as part of a senior center outing. Plenty of parking , accomodations for wheelchairs if needed. Walk down a gravel slope , enter a shelter that comfortably fits 40 or 50. Stove going today. Eagles feed off the fish near the dam. (Nests in this area are rare). 2 "guides" giving out information and explanations of Eagle.s behavior. I... More 

Thank nana1246
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

A great place for nature lovers to see such magnificent birds. Unfortunately though they can only be seen in winter here.

Thank NDrakatos
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

If you wanna get really close with nature this is definitely the place. Simply gorgeous. Definitely worth visiting. Highly recommended

Thank rafalek
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

A quick .75 round trip fairly easy uphill walk to the dam. The main road has side trails and there is a canoe portage point at the bottom with picnic tables. Lots of joggers and bikes.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Southbury, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Very interesting to see these special creatures in a natural setting. If you get lucky, you might even see some juveniles 'wrestling' in the air or an adult fishing. The attendants can answer all you questions.

Thank Naylz519
Shanghai, China
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115 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

It seems the day my family visited was one of the few when no eagles were spotted--bummer! We will go back to try again another day. The volunteers are very impressive with their knowledge and dedication. Dress warmly, bring binoculars and prepare to sit, wait and watch. Try to get a seat by the fire inside the shelter!

Thank ejpl
Stanwood, Michigan
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

You will be required to make reservations, the guard will not let you enter without. Eagles are totally amazing for a few months each year. Because it is on the hydroelectric plant the water doesn't freeze allowing the eagles access to fish during the cold weather.

Thank Jill K
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310 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We went on a whim one day since it is free. It is only open Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from December - March (mid month). We were amazed at how wonderful this place is! All the staff/volunteers are extremely knowledgeable and so excited and willing to answer any questions you have. When we were walking from the parking area to... More 

Thank Diane123Diane
Hartford, Connecticut
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

We've been here a few times and have had totally amazing eagle sightings and other times it wasn't very good. You can't predict wildlife - so you have to roll with it and hope you're there on a good day! Worth going! Dress warm!!

Thank Lormee02
Monroe, Connecticut
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44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Like typical wildlife, you may and you may not see much. The staff there are very good at finding the elusive birds and are eager to help you find them. Too bad they can't guarantee birds, but it is nature after all. It is a nice setting, but again maybe, maybe not for many eagles

Thank Virginia V

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