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Wildlife Tours Darien CT

There are some basic rules we can follow to help make our experiences with wild animals less stressful for them and less dangerous for us. The first rule is to check your warm/fuzzy feelings at the door, because these aren’t Disney characters. They’re wild animals that deserve the space to live without feeling menaced by humans.

Ian Johnston
(203) 899-6757
10 Norden Place
Norwalk, CT
Agency
Tauck World Discovery
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Canada, Europe-Western, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Educational, Historical, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Nature, National Parks
Website
www.tauck.com

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Hither Hills State Park
(631) 668-2554
Montauk, NY
Campground Availability
16-Jun thru 9-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Ice, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Salt Water Swimming, Saltwater Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

Data Provided by:
Mary Jo Cohen
(203) 245-9772
56 Wall St
Madison, CT
Agency
Suburban Worldwide Travel, LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Travel, Golf & Tennis, National Parks
Website
www.suburbanwwtravel.com

Data Provided by:
Alice Stickney
(860) 443-2855
11 Bank St
New London, CT
Agency
Klingerman Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Antarctica/Arctic Region, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Travel, Historical, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Motorcoach / Bus, National Parks, Reunions, Safari, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Hidden Acres Family Campground*
(860) 887-9633
47 River Rd
Preston, CT
Campground Availability
May 01-Columbus Day
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, River Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, River Fishing, Pond Fishing, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketbal

Data Provided by:
Angela Caes
(203) 899-6813
10 Norden Pl
Norwalk, CT
Agency
Tauck World Discovery
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, South America, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Historical, Incentive Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, National Parks, Rail, Safari, Singles
Website
www.tauck.com

Data Provided by:
Ian Johnston
(203) 899-6757
10 Norden Place
Norwalk, CT
Agency
Tauck World Discovery
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Canada, Europe-Western, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Educational, Historical, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Nature, National Parks
Website
www.tauck.com

Data Provided by:
Angela Caes
(203) 899-6813
10 Norden Pl
Norwalk, CT
Agency
Tauck World Discovery
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, South America, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Historical, Incentive Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, National Parks, Rail, Safari, Singles
Website
www.tauck.com

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Nature's Campsites*
(860) 376-4203
96 EKonk Hill Rd
Voluntown, CT
Campground Availability
May 01-Oct 15
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, River Fishing, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Devil's Hopyard State Park
(860) 526-2336
East Haddam, CT
Campground Availability
Mid Apr thru Memorial Day Weekend
Services
Non Flush
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Pavilion, Stream Fishing, Horseshoes, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Appropriate Conduct around Wildlife

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Appropriate Conduct Around Wildlife


From the pages of Camping Life

Every year, visitors to the backcountry are injured by wild animals that are, for one reason or another, put in a situation that leads to dangerously close contac with humans. Most of the time, it isn’t the animal that chooses to have such close contact.

There are some basic rules we can follow to help make our experiences with wild animals less stressful for them and less dangerous for us. The first rule is to check your warm/fuzzy feelings at the door, because these aren’t Disney characters. They’re wild animals that deserve the space to live without feeling menaced by humans.

Baby Animals

From time to time, young animals, such as fawns, will be left alone temporarily by their mothers. Do not intervene, because it will only cause problems. If you approach closely or handle a young animal, a lingering human scent may lead to total abandonment by the mother.

• If the mother catches you messing with her young, she may perceive you as a threat and attack you.
• Never, ever get between a mother and her baby.

Small Animals

Don’t feed them, even if they come into camp looking hungry. It’s a strong temptation to feed seemingly friendly wildlife, but that accomplishes two negative ends. It makes them dependent upon human food, and it encourages them to hang around a human camp, both of which can be dangerous for them.

• Don’t try to touch. A startled animal may scratch or bite you, which can transmit dangerous diseases.

Big Animals

The No. 1 rule for all wildlife is to keep your distance.

• The best thing you can do if you want close-up photos is to buy a telephoto (200 mm to 400 mm)
lens, so you don’t have to crowd the animal.
• Do not shout, wave or throw objects to get the animal to “look” at the camera.

Bears

Food and surprise encounters are the two biggest problems between humans and bears when in bear country. Black bears are opportunistic foragers, always looking for a free meal, so it is important to keep a clean camp. The grizzly bear is a powerful predator, capable of outrunning a horse. Keep in mind that when you are in grizzly country, you are now just part of the food chain. Mother bears are very protective of their cubs, and will not hesitate to charge intruders.

• Don’t leave food in your vehicle. Bears can and will break into vehicles if they see or smell food.
• In the backcountry, hang food high in a tree. Sleep at least 100 feet from where you hang the food,
cook and eat. Toiletries such as toothpaste, soap and shampoo may also attract bears, so store them
as you would food.
• Don’t sleep in the same clothes you wore while cooking and eating. Hang that clothing in plastic bags
away from camp.
• At campsites without bear-proof garbage cans, treat garbage and leftovers the same as food. When
leaving camp, pack out all food scraps. Place food and garbage in tightly sealed plastic bags. Double-
bag everything to prevent the ...

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