Mianus River Park

Stamford, Connecticut 06905

Mianus River Park

Mianus River Park Professional Review and Guide

"Stroll under willow trees and cottonwoods along one stretch of a river that flows to the Long Island Sound from Westchester County. Seek quietude on the Greenwich side of the park, where box turtles, eastern cottontails, and swallows are but a few species sharing more than 300 acres of woodland and wetland in suburban Connecticut."

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"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 hemlock."

"Loop through some old estates along the Connecticut panhandle’s major river. The Mianus River is not well known outside the small portions of Fairfield and Westchester counties it flows through, but it boasts some beautiful parks along the river in New York and Connecticut. Two of those parks are located right next to each other along the Greenwich–Stamford municipal boundary.

Mianus River Park is a 220-acre former estate jointly managed by both municipalities. Just south of it is the 84-acre Mianus State Park, combined from sections of two other former estates. The two have a combined trail system. The parks have become popular with trout anglers, mountain bikers, and dog walkers. This short loop is an excellent introduction to these two parks for hikers."

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Great network of trails. I would advise not to use a GPS as it will bring you into a dead end street as the park is located behind a neighborhood. Access it from Merribrook Lane according to the Stamford Park Dept. Website. What I liked was that they had Mutt Mitts which are bag for your dog waste. My dog enjoyed the three day business trip to Stamford and this park.
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Trail Information

Stamford
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
4
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Access
Moderate
Skill Level
1.5 to 2 hours
Duration
May through Oct
Season & Limits
USGS Stamford, CT. A detailed trail map can be downloaded from the Friends of Mianus River Park website (see Hike Information).
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Activity Feed

Oct 2018