The Eagles of Essex

January through March

The return of the American Bald Eagle to the Connecticut River is a sign of a healthy River. While lakes and rivers up north freeze over, tidal waters of the lower River keep the waters open during the cold winter, giving the eagles a good fishing ground. From January through March, the Museum hosts special programs, an exhibit, and eagle-watching boat trips.

For more information on our boat trips go to the Museum’s Winter Wildlife Cruises page