Woodcock Nature Center 56 Deer Run Rd, Wilton, CT06897 Woodcock Nature Center is a non-profit 149-acre state preserve established in 1972. The center provides a range of…More activities, facilities and events that include environmental education, camps, canoeing, kayaking, cross-country skiing, three miles of hiking paths and school field trips. The woodland trails are open from sunrise to sunset year round.
Formerly known as Belden Hill Park, Bradley Park was renamed after Leonard J. Bradley in 1972 in tribute to one of…More Wilton's most notable citizens.</p>
<p>At one time, the town envisioned building a golf course, a skating pond and a ski slope on the property. However, to preserve the area's natural appeal, the plans were scrapped and today, it is one of many open spaces suitable for hiking and horseback riding in Wilton.</p>
<p>There are a number of trails within Bradley's confines, most notable of which is the boardwalk trail that runs along a red maple swamp. The arboretum trail runs along the perimeter of the 82-acre property, passing rocky ledges and a variety of wildlife.</p>
The Vista Road Property was originally purchased by the town of Wilton in 1966 as a future school site. However, due…More to decreases in school enrollment, the 36-acre property was not developed and the town began to blaze trails on the land in 1994.</p>
<p>Marked by one small sign along Vista Road, the land is largely unmarked and is accessed by passing over a small stone wall. It is populated by oak, spruce and American Beech trees and has two wetlands. Maintained by the Wilton Land Conservation Trust, the land allows for both hiking and horseback riding.</p>
Acquired by the town in 1972, Cherry Lane Park is a 50-acre property marked by a pond, a stream, wetlands and large…More conifers. It is excellent for hiking, birdwatching and nature study.</p>
<p>The park's pond, home to a large population of ducks and the occasional wild owl, is its most distinguishing feature. There are also many trails that cover the area, but unlike most other open spaces and nature areas in town, the trails are not designed for horseback riding or cross country skiing.</p>