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This is a brackish pond. It was cut off from the Long Island sound years ago when they put in train tracks I think. In the summer you will see people crabbing and fishing on the main road (Rt. 146) where the tide comes in and out just under the roadway.
The wildlife is abound! On our first trip we saw many ducks (not sure what kind but I'd never seem them before). Snowy White Egrets, Herons, and we saw an Osprey catch a fish and watched him hold it while sitting at the top of a dead tree. I'm not a birder so I'm not sure what else we saw but there were a few other species. I'm pretty sure we saw a kingfisher. I'll start reading through my bird book so I can give you more specifics. There's also a tiny waterfall.
You can view the hikers by paddling all the way to the end and look up to the big rocks, there's usually someone there taking a hiking break. Next time I'll take pictures...I have to buy a dry bag now I guess!
This site calls it Beattie Pond but you can see an aerial view and get better directions:
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