Before launching your canoe, look at the river. The Quinnipiac
originates in New Britain and ends in New Haven. It is 38 miles
long and its drainage basin is 170 square miles. You may live within
those 170 square miles and what you do, even in your own backyard,
may eventually end up in the river. In 1914, fish life in the river was
almost non- existent because of pollution. Today, with environmental
pollution controls, the fish and wildlife are making a comeback.
Typical wildlife you may encounter along this inland stretch of the
river. If you are a keen observer you will see the signs of more secretive
wildlife such as river otter, deer muskrats, green-backed herons and
great blue herons. Look for yellow trail markers for the trail stops.