Established in 1942 as the National Audubon Society's first nature-education facility, this center in northern Greenwich is the best location in the area for bird-watching. During the Fall Hawk Watch Festival you can spot more than16 species of hawks, eagles, and vultures. Other annual events include the Spring into Audubon Festival and the bird counts in summer and winter. The center is filled with "real-life" interactive exhibits, galleries, and classrooms, a wildlife observation room, and a deck that offers sweeping views of wildlife activity. Outside are 7 miles of hiking trails passing through 285 acres of woodlands, wetlands, and meadows.