Scenic Trails & Walks

Updated: Dec 16, 2020

Bartlett Arboretum, Stamford CT

A 93-acre sanctuary of southwest New England, Bartlett Arboretum features natural ecosystems for visitors to explore. During the week, staff provide educational programs for children and adults. Explore at your own pace a diverse collection of trees, gardens and plants or check out on-site yoga classes, art classes and more.

Cove Beach, Stamford CT

Cove Island Park is a scenic park and beach area with a 1-mile walking/running loop. Beyond the walking trail and beach, there is a cycling path, expansive lawn area for kite-flying and bbq-ing. Visitors can fish, lookout from expansive viewpoints and stroll a shoreline park. A state-of-the art nature center offers visitors a look at the Long Island Sound.

Non-resident daily and seasonal passes to the Park can now be purchased at the park gate from 10 am to 6 pm daily. Passes can also be purchased at the cashier's office in the Stamford Government Center building, 888 Washington Boulevard, Stamford.

Cos Cob Park, Cos Cob, CT

One of the newer parks in the area, Cos Cob Park features a scenic gazebo, picnic tables, a playground and soccer field overlooking the water. Tucked behind the Cos Cob train station enjoy a walking trail loop with unparalleled views of the shoreline.

Gallaher Mansion & Cranbury Park, Norwalk CT

An amazing mansion for private events sits on Cranbury Park’s vast walking trails. Head to Cranbury Park for Frisbee golf, picnic grounds, a playground and a sculpture garden.

Mianus River Park, Greenwich CT

Located on the Greenwich-Stamford border, the Mianus River Park is a 391 acre nature reserve featuring ample walking and bike trails. Head for a walk during peak foliage season or in the winter to enjoy snow across its hills and river.

Harbor Point, Stamford, CT

The bustling “Live-Work-Play” community is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year at Harbor Point. The ecosystem at Harbor Point covers over 100 acres along the Stamford Waterfront. It’s located immediately south of the train station and Downtown Stamford. Enjoy a beautiful waterfront park area and head into top area restaurants and stores.

The Glass House, New Canaan, CT

A national historic trust site and historic midcentury modern home of Philip Johnson + David Whitney. The land is a 49-acre outdoor museum of architecture, art and design. The pastoral 49-acre landscape comprises fourteen structures, including the Glass House (1949), and features a permanent collection of renowned 20th century painting and sculpture, along with temporary exhibitions.

The Glass House is currently closed for the winter. The 2021 season is planned to run between April 16 – December 15, 2021.