James Baird State Park

  Location: Pleasant Valley Distance: 1.6 miles Skill Level: easy Elevation Gain: 130' Type of Hike: lollipop Trail Condition: trail, paved Wow Factor: ends at a great playground How to get there:  From the Taconic, take the exit for the park.  Enter the park and go to the four way intersection and stay straight to … Continue reading James Baird State Park

Sparkle Lake Park Playground

Location: Yorktown Parking: large lot Traffic: minimal off season, residents only during lake hours Fee: none Suggested Age: 2-5 Tot Friendly: yes Gated: yes Sandbox: no Swings/Baby Swings: 1/1 Play equipment: slides, tunnel, bouncer, tire ladder, bridge, rocker Review: I love finding completely fenced in playgrounds!  This is small but clean and perfect for little … Continue reading Sparkle Lake Park Playground

Audubon Greenwich – Nature Play Trail

Location: Greenwich, CT Distance: .25 miles, option for more Skill Level: easy, great for little walkers and handicap accessible Elevation Gain: minimal Type of Hike: out-and-back Trail Condition: grass Wow Factor: awesome stations to play with natural materials Note: Sometimes you have to pay $3 to hike Website How to get there: From I684, take … Continue reading Audubon Greenwich – Nature Play Trail

Nature’s Playground at Stamford Museum

Location: Stamford, CT Parking: large lot Traffic: busy year round Fee: paid entrance Suggested Age: 2-12 Tot Friendly: with help Gated: yes, with wide open entrances Sandbox: yes Swings/Baby Swings: one bench swing Play equipment: slides, birds nest, boat, tunnel, moving platforms, lots of things to climb Review: This is a great wooden playground but … Continue reading Nature’s Playground at Stamford Museum