Children's Activities in Danbury, CT

Children's Activities in Danbury, CT
Danbury, Conn., is located in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and east of the New York state border. It has a diverse mixture of cultures, a lot of entertainment and activities for families to enjoy year round. Danbury has many lakes and several parks that offer fishing, boating, hiking, nature trails, ice fishing and play areas.

Tarrywile Park

Tarrywile Park is located very close to downtown Danbury and consists of 722 acres of forest and open fields. The park has numerous ponds, fields and trails for the hiker. Hikers share the park with mountain bikers, horseback riders and those just out for a stroll amid wildlife, family campgrounds and trails. The park has three lakes for fishing, swimming and boating, 15 miles of dirt trails for biking and hiking, and 50 campsites with picnic shelters--some with electricity. The kids will especially enjoy the nature-guided walks, paddle boats and seasonal weekly campfires.

Tarrywile Park
70 Southern Blvd.
Danbury, CT 06810
203-744-3130
tarrywile.com

Old Quarry Nature Center

The Old Quarry Nature Center is located off of Highway 7 and Park Avenue and Wooster Street. The center offers 80 acres of nature trails that are great for exercise and education. Families especially enjoy the three educational trails: ecology, geology and wildlife. The children will learn about plants, rocks and the various species in this region.

Old Quarry Nature Center
5 Maple Lane
Danbury, CT 06810
860-354-7592
danbury.org

Westside Nature Preserve

The Westside Nature Preserve is located beside I-84 and approximately two miles off Exit 4. There are signs that direct you to a kiosk at the entrance of the preserve with pamphlets to guide you on the two trails. The hikes take you over bridges, near the wetlands and through the giant oak trees before looping back to the starting point. The children will enjoy the trails as they are relatively short at three-fourths and a mile long yet very scenic and educational, featuring year-round plant life and wildlife such as deer, wild turkeys and woodpeckers.

Westside Nature Preserve
Mill Plain Road,
Danbury, CT 06810
203-837-8794
wcsu.edu/wnptoday

Article Written By Marie DeVoe-White

Marie DeVoe-White is a registered broker in Minnesota. Her passion for writing led her to write for Demand Studios in 2009. She has since written for Trails.com about accommodations for outdoor enthusiasts. Her passion and experience are in commercial real estate, fitness, travel and health. She graduated from Lakeland College with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

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