Bartlett's Best Hiking Trails
for You and Your Dog!
Looking for a place that offers fresh air, scenic views, and exercise for both you and your best fur friend? Stamford's Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is one of the few spots in Stamford that satisfy all of those criteria. The property offers 93 acres of beautiful hiking trails. The perfect way to go for a lovely walk and get your dog’s energy out!
WHICH TRAIL SHOULD YOU TAKE? THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT CHOICES BUT HERE ARE THREE OF OUR FAVORITE DOG WALKING TRAILS:
RED OAK TRAIL
From the visitor parking lot, find the kiosk, where you can grab a map of all of the trails. Right next to it, you will find the start of the Red Oak Trail. Follow the red-marked trees to stay on the trail. This trail can be a bit challenging to start off, with large tree roots and rocks throughout. But don't worry—the scenic views are sure to make it worth it! After crossing a long bridge and climbing up a short set of rugged stairs, you and your pup have made it through the most difficult part.
Atop the stairs you should find a sign indicating the intersection between the Red Oak Trail and the Brook Trail. You'll want to take a right on the Brook Trail toward Brookdale Road. This will be a longer, more relaxing stroll through the beautiful wooded trail. Fido is sure to love all of the scenery as much as you do, along with the fresh air and open space to roam. The Brook Trail has several board walks, preventing you from having to take a muddy dog back to your home.
As you near the end of the Brook Trail, you will see a sign for the Pond Trail. The serene view of both the pond and the stunning greenery surrounding it is the perfect reward for finishing your hike! While swimming (for both humans and canines) is not permitted in the pond, take time with your dog to enjoy the view, play in the leaves, and appreciate the world around you.
The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens dog-friendly hiking trails are waiting for you and Fido to explore! Try out the Red Oak, Brook, and Pond Trails and many more the next time you and your best furry friend come to visit.
Visit our website and learn how you and your dog can become Members and enjoy all the perks that we have to offer including summer Yappy Hours (social hour for you and your dog)! And don’t forget to download our App so that you and your dog can walk and learn your way through beautiful trails at the Bartlett!
On Wednesday evenings, OPIN
(Outreach for Pets in Need) offers FREE dog training classes in our parking lot during good weather, and in our basement-level herbarium in the Silver Educational Center when it’s inclement. Learn More.
Come visit soon. Please don’t
forget to bring a leash for your dog. Enjoy!
Please join us to see the wonderful work of
Diane Étienne Faxon
"An Art Retrospective"
Silver Educational Center Gallery now until the end of November 2018. Gallery hours are 9A - 4P
“Watercolor is a versatile medium. In my own paintings, as well as in my classes, I am constantly exploring the many ways one can use or apply the medium, and the way it reacts to various types of paper or board. With watercolor, your work can be abstract, expressionistic, or realistic. It is very rewarding to see how beautifully different each student sees the subject before them.”
Diane was a 45 year resident of Stamford and lived just a short walk from the Bartlett Arboretum with her husband, Lindwood, of 56 years. Diane painted and taught in her studio surrounded by her beautiful gardens. Not only was she a nationally recognized watercolor artist, Diane was a 2009 graduate of the Barlett’s Master Gardener Program. An Art Retrospective presents a lifetime body of work from her early paintings up until her recent passing in May.
“As an artist I believe we each perceive the world around us in unique ways. Watercolor allows me to express my own personal reactions and involvement in nature in a spontaneous creative way. I want the viewer to be able to travel through my paintings, discovering something new and exciting each time, even though the subject may be familiar. It is my goal to convey motion and rhythm through patterns of lights and darks, and areas of transparency and opacity.”
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