Fairfield County Hiking
September 11, 2014
Fall is the perfect time to go for a hike! What better way to celebrate the changing seasons than to check out the changing leaves on a nice hike with your family, your pets, or just by yourself for an afternoon! Read on to discover some of the hiking trails in Fairfield County!
Lillinonah TrailBear Mountain Reservation
Bear Mountain Reservation is 140 acres of forested land located in Danbury, Connecticut. Comprised of 10 interconnecting trails, Bear Mountain is a great spot to visit again and again. With varying landscapes, from streams to gentle hills and meadows, there is always something new to see. Bear Mountain Reservation also allows leashed pets, so it's a great place to take your pup for a fun afternoon walk.
Saugatuck Valley Trail
Nestled along the Saugatuck Reservoir, the Saugatuck Valley Trail is a nearly 7 mile trail located in Weston, Connecticut. Its moderate terrain is suitable for people of all ages and even people with minimal hiking experience, making it a great spot for the whole family. The paths gentle slopes and inclines take you through the Centennial Watershed Forest and along several interesting rock formations.
Connecticut Audubon Society
We've talked about the Connecticut Audubon Society on the Waypointe blog before, and for good reason--it's a fantastic, gorgeous spot to experience Connecticut's unique ecosystem-- from the Long Island Sound and beyond. The Connecticut Audubon Society manages many sanctuaries all across the state, with several located in Fairfield. They range in difficulty and landscape, from easy hikes suitable for all hikers and more difficult terrain suited for someone looking for a challenge. Learn more about the varied trails on the CT Audubon Society website.
With all these great hiking options, Waypointe residents will have no problem getting outdoors and experiencing the beautiful Connecticut landscape close to home.