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Fanny Stebbins Memorial Wildlife Refuge

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The Fanny Stebbins Wildlife Refuge, also known as the Longmeadow Flats or simply the Meadows, is a natural gem located just south of Springfield, Massachusetts. Covering over 330 acres of pristine floodplain between the Connecticut River and Interstate 91, it provides a perfect habitat for a wide variety of local animal and plant species. The refuge, which abuts conservation land owned by the Town of Longmeadow, creates an area of over 1,100 acres of floodplain forest, ponds, marshes, and meadows. Established in 1951 and managed by the Allen Bird Club of Springfield, it has recently come under the protective umbrella of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The refuge is now a part of the Silvio Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, which manages over 7 million acres of Connecticut River watershed land in Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. It is one of the best hiking and birding locations in the greater Springfield area.

This site is part of the Connecticut River Paddlers Trail, which includes campsites, access points, and portage trails along the river.

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Contact Information
US Fish and Wildlife Service
202 Bark Haul Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106