The Audubon Center in Greenwich

Greenwich, New York 12834

The Audubon Center in Greenwich

The Audubon Center in Greenwich Professional Review and Guide

"An orchard, woods, a lake, and miles of well- groomed trails—this is an oasis of natural tranquility. There’s no doubt that migrating birds find this place especially useful. The Audubon Center in Greenwich holds a strategic position on the Atlantic Flyway, the route that millions—some say billions—of birds take annually on their way to their summer breeding grounds here and farther north, and again in fall as they travel south to warmer climates in Central and South America.

Whether they use this sanctuary as a stopover or stay the season, these birds could not survive the challenging journey without the plentiful sources of natural foods they find here, as well as the shelter from predators they enjoy under the concealing canopy. Baltimore oriole, blue-winged warbler, and Louisiana waterthrush find season- long protection here, as do ovenbird, scarlet tanager, and wood thrush."

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"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 the parking lot in front of the visitor center, a large, architecturally significant building with peaked gables high on a hill overlooking open meadow and apple orchards. The Hillside Trail begins through a field interspersed with cedar trees and briars to the right."

"Where else can you listen to a talking and singing worm, create your own storms and droughts, and observe bees making honeycomb all in a “green building”? This is just a small sampling of what the Kimberlin Nature Education Center at the Audubon Center in Greenwich—the National Audubon Society’s first educational center in the United States—has to offer. Top this off with a hike on a portion of their ten miles of trails, and a trip here is bound to be a memorable event.

Definitely start off by visiting the nature center. The promise of a return visit after the hike will be great incentive to keep tired kids going on the trail. Check in at the store for admissions, trail maps, current trail conditions or advisories, and updates of recent natural history sightings."

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Trail Information

Greenwich
Nearby City
2.6 miles
Distance
224 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Hiking
Additional Use
The Audubon Center in Greenwich, 613 Riverside Rd., Greenwich, CT 06831; (203) 8695272; greenwich.audubon.org
Local Contacts
NatGeo TOPO! Map (USGS): Glenville, CT; trail map available online at greenwich.audubon.org/sites/g/files/amh711/f/greenwich_trail_map.pdf
Local Maps

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Oct 2018