Parks, trails, and outdoor destinations in Wilton
If you’re a nature lover who’s looking to spend some quality time outdoors, you’ll find plenty of breathtaking destinations around Wilton. Whether you’d like to go for a morning jog, a relaxing bike ride, a nice picnic or a fun fishing trip, here are some of Wilton’s best outdoor venues to check out:
The 38-mile Norwalk River Trail passes through Wilton and other towns, connecting Norwalk’s Calf Pasture Beach and Danbury’s Rogers Park.
The multi-purpose trail offers endless hours of recreational activities such as walking, jogging, hiking, biking, and horseback riding. In addition, the trail is also a convenient and healthy transportation alternative, as it connects several train stations, offices, schools, and businesses.
Located on nearly 150 pristine acres of state-protected land, the Woodcock Nature Preserve offers tons of enjoyable outdoor activities for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. The preserve is home to a serene pond, picturesque wetlands, and an amazing variety of birds and aquatic life.
The preserve also features a scenic everglades-style boardwalk that will take visitors on an unforgettable journey through abundant wetlands surrounded by soaring oak, beech, hickory, and old maple trees.
The Weir Farm National Historic Park is a sprawling 60-acre park that highlights visual arts. The national park is associated with the American Impressionist movement, inspiring countless artists for more than a hundred years with its breathtaking surroundings.
Visitors can take part in a wide selection of fun activities such as hiking to Weir Pond, exploring the historic gardens, outdoor painting sessions, and more.
Ambler Farm is one of Wilton’s most beloved treasures – a 200-year-old working farm with historic barns, houses, and several outbuildings.
Visitors can attend an educational workshop, shop for fresh produce and flowers at the farm’s weekly seasonal farm stand, take a look at the historic buildings, and more. The farm is also the site of several signature Wilton events, including the Summertime Picnic, Holiday Greens Sale, and Ambler Farm Day.
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