Spring is here and that means we’re all looking for as many opportunities as possible to get outside and get moving! Going out for a hike or nature walk is a great way for the whole family to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather together! Lucky for us, there are several beautiful places nearby for your next outdoor adventure!

The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

At The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, you can walk miles of trails that will take you through gardens and into native Connecticut habitats, alongside colonial stonewalls and over pristine wetlands. The trails are good for children and dogs of all ages. Check out the trail map here!

The Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Behind the Overbrook Nature Center are miles of beautiful walking trails that wind through over 80 acres of the property that makes up The Stamford Nature Center. The nature trails are a great place to see wildlife, read interpretive educational signs, or just get out for a little while! The Wheels in the Woods Trail is a boardwalk with an observation platform that is accessible to anyone! After your hike, you can even take the kids over to Nature’s Playground for some playtime!

Mianus River Park

Mianus River Park is a nearly 400-acre urban forest between Greenwich and Stamford. Hiking trails run through rock formations, a wildflower garden, wetlands and even a cave. Print or screenshot the trail map ahead of time, it can be easy to get confused by all of the trails. The map is available here!

Audubon Greenwich

Audubon Greenwich manages seven nature sanctuaries, which are all open to the public. They’re open 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. There is an admission fee for the trails and center: $6 adults, $3 youth/seniors, FREE for National Audubon Society members. Please note, pets are not allowed. Trail maps are available here for each sanctuary!

Irwin Park in New Canaan

Irwin Park is a 36 acre park with newly opened jogging and walking trails. Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash. 

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