Best Easy Day Hikes Fairfield County  by Steve Mirsky

Best Easy Day Hikes: Fairfield County Guide Book

by Steve Mirsky (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Fairfield County  by Steve Mirsky
Best Easy Day Hikes Fairfield County includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty easy-to-follow hikes in southwestern Connecticut. Whether you want to beachcomb, enjoy lakeside vistas from under evergreens, or do some ridge walking for panoramic views, this guide covers the best places to escape from civilization.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Fairfield County" Guide Book
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Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 20.

This loop takes you through 295 acres of woodland featuring a rich diversity of meadow, hardwood forest, vernal ponds, and streams. The main entrance of the Greenwich Audubon takes you directly to th ...
Armonk, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 2.16
Once a working farmstead at the crest of a hill overlooking meadows and gently rolling wooded hills, this 140-acre parcel is now a city of Danbury park. The red trail in Bear Mountain Reservation is a ...
Danbury, CT - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.67
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At 883 acres, Collis Huntington State Park packs in plenty of trails to explore what was once a private land reserve containing five ponds and well-graded carriage roads winding past steep rock format ...
Redding, CT - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 2.42
A quick getaway into nature, this trail passes through large portions of wooded marsh perfect for bird-watching.
Fairfield, CT - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.56
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Lots of history can be seen at sites along this trail if you pay attention. The mill pond and portable sawmill can’t be missed with well-marked, descriptive signage throughout this remote preserve, wh ...
Weston, CT - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 5.09
Most of the Paugussett Trail on this hike beginning at Indian Well State Park follows a rugged ridgeline through some remarkable old-growth stands of oak and hemlock. Views of the Housatonic River Val ...
Shelton, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.09
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This publicly accessible stretch of sandy beach in Fairfield can be elusive if you don’t know exactly where to look for parking that doesn’t require a permit. And once you’re strolling through sea bre ...
Fairfield, CT - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 4.74
As part of the Lower Paugussett State Forest, a portion of the Lake Zoar Trail covered in this hike is designated as scenic, often providing close-up lake views hugging the shore under a dense canopy ...
Seymour, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.46
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This hike takes you along the western shore of Lake Lillinonah for half of the route in the Upper Paugusett State Forest in Newtown. Here, rock outcroppings overlooking the lake are frequently used by ...
Danbury, CT - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 2.65
This park contains a network of trails beginning at Cognewaugh Road in Greenwich that winds past rock outcroppings, wooded ledges, and small knolls through a mixed forest featuring oak, beech, and hem ...
Stamford, CT - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.24
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This hike takes you through several markedly different types of terrain from rolling, wide-open hayfields, past a lake and pond, to rocky scrambles and a steep ascent to Mootry Peak Overlook. One feat ...
Danbury, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
Even though the town of Trumbull has limited open space and you’re in fact never far from civilization (i.e., highway noise and residential development), once on this greenway, you feel as though you’ ...
Trumbull, CT - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5.02
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Take this hands-on walk through history at the site of the Continental Army’s 1779 winter encampment under the command of General Israel Putnam in Bethel. Actual encampment remains await exploration a ...
Redding, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.95
Approximately 1.5 miles of this route offer spectacular views of the Saugatuck Reservoir from high atop a ridge while much of the trail is moderate in grade.
Weston, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
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This is a trail of contrasts beginning amidst a strong residential presence surrounding Pierrepont Pond on flat terrain level with the pond shore. Soon the loop departs from this environment altoget ...
Ridgefield, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.91
This route takes you through some of the best views of Long Island Sound in Fairfield County. Winding past saltwater marsh, through oak groves, and alongside over 2 miles of beach, this hike is only o ...
Westport, CT - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 2.32
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Most of this loop either skirts close along the west shore of Squantz Pond or offers remarkable views of the pond from a higher elevation. A common geological feature throughout the hike are large b ...
New Milford, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.29
This route covers a wide range of shore environments, with facilities at both ends. At the beginning, there are two sitdown seafood and steak restaurants, and at the other end in Short Beach Park, you ...
Stratford, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
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Much of this route is a great exercise walk because it isn’t overly strenuous yet progresses at a steady grade through an interesting variety of terrain. Even though you’ll begin by climbing up onto a ...
Weston, CT - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 4.19
A hidden gem of open space that even many locals aren’t aware of, Webb Mountain Park in Monroe contains campsites and trails through dense hemlock and mixed deciduous, with an overlook spur high above ...
Ansonia, CT - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.56
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