Farm River State Park is a 61 acre Connecticut state park on Long Island Sound in the town of East Haven. The undeveloped park follows 16 mile long Farm River, which has been known by 15 different names. The land along the river was acquired by the State of Connecticut and designated a state park in 1998 before developers began the construction of luxury condominiums along the river. The park is managed for the state by Quinnipiac University. The land contains marshland, tidal wetlands and a rocky shore that hosts a number of bird species including ducks, gulls, snowy egrets, and blue herons. The unique geology of the uplands and bedrock outcrops provide the landscape diversity and allow the tidal marsh flooding to separate the park into an upper and lower portions. Park activities include picnicking, hiking, bicycling, fishing, crabbing, bird watching, and car-top boating. Public access to the park is limited and boating is restricted to those with passes obtained from Quinnipiac University.
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