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What and Where is Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area?

Bridge at Sessions Woods WMA

Located in Burlington, Connecticut, Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area is a 700-acre tract of natural land set aside for wildlife that also serves to introduce visitors to wildlife and natural resources management through educational programs, demonstration sites, and self-guided hiking trails and displays.

Managed by the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP), facilities at Sessions Woods WMA include an education center with an exhibit area and a large meeting room, as well as interpretive trails, habitat management demonstration areas, and a backyard wildlife habitat area. 

The trails at Sessions Woods meet up with the Blue-Blazed Tunxis Trail, which winds from Bristol up to the Massachusetts line with a separate section running through Southington.

Plan a visit to Sessions Woods to check out the beautiful wooded trails and the wildlife museum in the education center. Visit DEEP’s Sessions Woods webpage for a brief history, directions, and facility hours, and the Friends of Sessions Woods website for additional maps and identification guides.