If you’re looking to take a walk on the “wild” side, take the short drive to the New Canaan Nature Center, where residents have been enjoying gardens, walking trails and animals for 60 years.
The 40-acre site was established in 1960 after it was given to the town of New Canaan by the estate of Susan Dwight Bliss. The Nature Center is open to the public and free of charge.
In addition to the walking trails and gardens, the Nature Center has preschool, after school and summer camp programs for children. All animals at the center are pets that their owners could no longer care for or injured animals that could not be released back into the wild after being rehabilitated from their injuries.
The Nature Center isn’t just for kids. There’s a variety of programs for adults, ranging from hiking groups, gardening workshops and native plant conservation courses.
There are events year-round at the center. For a schedule of events, visit https://newcanaannature.org/events/.
Call the Nature Center at 203.966.9577 or visit https://newcanaannature.org/ for more information about events, schedules or memberships.