As summer comes to a close and autumn begins in earnest, now is the perfect time to enjoy the many parks with hiking and walking trails in and around Greenwich.
From those who are expert hikers to those who are just beginning, there are trails for those of all skill levels!
Here are several parks to hike or just take a walk in near you.
Mianus River Park
Located on the border of Greenwich of Stamford, this 400-acre park provided bountiful opportunities to experience the outdoors and connect with nature.
This large area provides a diverse array of environments, including the Mianus River which runs through the park. Full of woods, swamps, and even old farmstead ruins, Mianus River Park provides a little something for all types of entrants.
Address: 450 Cognewaugh Road (Greenwich entrance), Merriebrook Lane (Stamford Entrance)
Purchased in 1972 from the Babcock Family, the town of Greenwich made every effort to protect the wildlife while simultaneously added horseback riding trails and picnic areas to encourage outdoor activities.
The result is 292 acres filled with unique flora and fauna and breathtaking views. There are also seven miles of hiking trails to choose from depending on your desired level of difficulty.
Address: North Street, Greenwich, CT
Greenwich Point Park
An oceanfront park that provides the opportunity for many outdoor activities, Greenwich Point Park is a popular area in the community for swimming, picnicking and kayaking.
Additionally, visitors can take a stroll on a series of trails that run throughout the park or even just hang on the beach and enjoy the view of the Manhattan skyline in the distance! Beginning on November 1, no fees will be charged to enter Greenwich Point Park through April 30.
Address: Shore Road, Greenwich, CT
For those who love local wildlife, the Audubon of Greenwich is the place for you! The main sanctuary has seven miles of trails for visitors to enjoy as they run through a series of different habitats including hardwood forests, fields, lakes, streams, and vernal pools. These locations are home to a wide variety of wildlife including, but not limited to, river otters, muskrats, white- tailed deer, flying squirrels, wild turkeys, and bats.
Address: 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich CT
In addition to these wonderful parks in Greenwich proper, there are also several parks nearby for those looking to adventure a little bit farther away.
Devil’s Den Preserve: nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/places-we-protect/lucius-pond-ordwaydevils-den-preserve/
Centennial Watershed State Forest: portal.ct.gov/DEEP/State-Parks/Forests/Centennial-Watershed-State-Forest
Naugatuck State Forest: stateparks.com/naugatuck_state_forest_in_connecticut.html
Rockefeller State Park Preserve: parks.ny.gov/PARKS/59
Bear Mountain State Park: parks.ny.gov/parks/bearmountain
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