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 the 93 Acres of beautiful trails at the Bartlett!
BARTLETT ARBORETUM & GARDENS,
151 BROOKDALE ROAD, STAMFORD
07/01 - Rain date 07/02
Gates Open at 6:30pm
Darien Community Band Plays at 7:30pm
$30 Parking Pass on sale at Town Hall from June 15th - June 30th between 8:30am - 4pm
A PARKING PASS GUARANTEES YOU A SPACE ON CAMPUS!
Come early, bring your blanket and have a picnic at the fireworks!
Local food vendors will be back!
Fireworks at dusk.
Darien High School
80 High School Lane, Darien, CT
07/02 - Rain date 07/03 & 04 if necessary
Come Celebrate Independence Day with an explosive Grucci Firework show. Fireworks explode just after dark, usually around 9:15 PM, from a barge off of Long Island Sound so the show can be seen easily from either Penfield or Jennings Beaches.
Entertainment from 6P - 8:45P at Jennings Beach - Sand Jam DJ, Marvin Parsons
Entertainment from 6:45P - 9P at Penfield Beach - Silver Steel Band, Caribbean
Limited Parking: Beach Parking lots can be accessed either with a Season Beach Pass or by purchasing a Daily Pass for $50.00 per vehicle (cash only). Daily Passes will be limited to the first 350 vehicles at Jennings Beach and 50 vehicles at Penfield Beach. A Daily Parking Fee will also be charged to park at the Ash Creek Open Space Parking Lot the day of the fireworks.
Lots will fill. Plan on getting there early so as not to be disappointed.
Restrictions: Please remember that Alcoholic Beverages are not permitted on Town beaches, and you will not be permitted to bring your own grill.
Inclement Weather: In the case of inclement weather, please call
07/01 - Rain date 07/02
For the twelfth consecutive year, the Town will present displays at Binney Park and Greenwich Point Park. Both displays are scheduled for Saturday, July 1st, with a rain date of Sunday, July 2nd. The Binney Park Show will start at approximately 9:10 pm and the Greenwich Point Show will begin at approximately 9:35 pm. It is strongly recommended that anyone planning to attend either display and especially the Greenwich Point display arrive early.
Spectators at Greenwich Point will be entertained by a disc jockey stationed near the South Concession area starting at 7:00 pm. The fireworks display will be fired from the corner of Greenwich Point (Bluff Point), well beyond the South Concession Stand.
The Binney Park display will feature the Sound Beach Community Band. They will begin performing at 7:30 pm. They will be located on the Showmobile near the flag pole near Sound Beach Avenue.
Parks & Rec Ph. 203-618-7649 / Rain Cancellations Ph. 203-861-6100
07/04 - Rain date 07/05 (fireworks only)
The 37th Annual Family Fourth of July Celebration will be held on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Waveny Park (raindate of Wednesday, July 5- Fireworks Only).
The late day activities will include: family picnicking, live music, children's games area, food court, and a spectacular fireworks display.
A complete program of the day's activities will be published in the New Canaan Advertiser. Event passes are necessary to enter the park both by car or walking and may be purchased at the Recreation Department Office, Town Hall, and by New Canaan residents online at www.newcanaan.info The Family Fourth of July Celebration is made possible entirely through contributions from New Canaan residents, the business community, and local civic organizations. A community mailing will be sent out in late May with additional information about the event and where to purchase passes.
The 2017 pass fee is expected to be $35 for residents.
677 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT
07/03 - Rain date 07/05
Entertainment at the Showmobile (for the kids) - The Amazing Andy Show 5:30P
Entertainment at Shady Beach - "Dance to the Music with DJ Nuzzo" 6P
Norwalk Parks & Rec is proud to present - Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes! Performance begins at 8P. They will perform before and after the fireworks. In case of rain they will play at The Concert Hall at 9P
Calf Pasture Beach
07/04 - Rain date 07/05
Fireworks will light up the night at Ridgefield High School on July 4th as the town celebrates Independence Day with music, food, family fun, and FIREWORKS! Bring a picnic dinner or purchase food at the event. This event is sponsored by Fairfield County Bank!
Parking passes are required - Cash or Check Only! Purchase a pass for $20 each at Ridgefield Town Hall, Fairfield County Bank, or the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce (now located at 13 Grove Street). Checks payable to "Family 4th Committee." Handicapped parking is available at Ridgefield High School. Overflow parking is at Barlow Mountain and Scotland Elementary Schools with shuttle buses providing transportation to the High School and back. (NOTE: a parking pass is still required to park in the overflow parking.)
Rain Date: Tuesday, July 5th. No parking pass refunds in the event of postponement or cancelation.
Other details: No grills or alcohol permitted. All parking pass proceeds benefit the Family Fourth Fund.
Ridgefield High School
700 North Salem Rd., Ridgefield, CT
07/04 - Rain date 07/05
Rowayton Fireworks will light up the sky offshore from Bayley Beach Tuesday evening, July 4. The fireworks, sponsored by the RCA, will be launched from a barge beginning at 9:15pm. The performance will last approximately 30 minutes. See below for more information on parking and picnicking.
The scheduled rain dates are as follows:
Rowayton will have their rescheduled show on July 5 if Norwalk has not had their July 3 show cancelled.
If Norwalk’s show has been cancelled, and Rowayton’s show is cancelled, Rowayton will have their show on July 6 and Norwalk will have theirs on July 5.
11 Pine Point Rd., Rowayton, CT
06/30 - Rain date 07/01
The event will feature entertainment for residents throughout the evening, with the fireworks show put on by Bay Fireworks and entertainment provided by More Than Music DJ Service.
Shippan Ave., Stamford, CT
07/04 - Rain date 07/05
4:30pm - Ticket gates open on School Road - $20.00 per car for parking and admission
$5.00 for walk in admission fee - No charge for children 5 and under
5P - 9P BARBECUE by Calise’s Food Market - Great BBQ Food and drinks available for purchase
6P - 7P - Westport Community Band Performance
6:15P - 7:15P - The Magic Genie performs
7:15P - 9:20P - Ticket To Ride (Beatles Tribute Band) performs
9:20P - Fireworks
BRING YOUR BLANKET OR CHAIR & ENJOY THE FIREWORKS!
(Note: There will be no seating allowed on Artificial Turf Fields.)
Weston Middle School field
135 School Rd., Weston, CT
07/03 - Rain date 07/05
The Westport PAL is proud to announce Melissa & Doug, LLC will once again sponsor our annual fireworks display on Monday, July 3rd, 2017 (Rain date Wednesday, July 5th 2017). The Westport PAL would like to thank Westporters Melissa and Doug Bernstein for their continued support of the Westport Police Athletic League. The First Family of Fireworks, The Grucci’s, will be providing the fireworks for our 61st Fireworks Show. Fireworks start at 9P.
Tickets go on sale Thursday, June 1st, 2017 and can be purchased at the Westport Police Department, 50 Jesup Road and the Westport Parks and Recreation Office, 260 Compo Road South in Westport. Ticket sales are limited and are on a first come first serve basis. Tickets are $35.00 per car and once tickets are sold out,
shuttle passes from Longshore will be available for purchase.
64 Compo Beach Road, Westport, CT
07/04 - Rain date 07/05
Wilton Parks & Recreation is planning the following activities and *bands for our July 4th Celebration:
8:30A: Freedom Run Road Race (5K)
12P: Republicans vs. Democrats Softball Game
5P: One Bad Oyster
6:30P: Shelter Dogs
8P: Retro Express
Wilton Parks & Recreation Department is now selling 4th of July Booster Parking Passes for designated areas.
Vehicles without the 4th of July Booster Parking Pass will be charged a fee of $20.00 per vehicle the night of the event.
All monies collected go to offset the evening’s cost.
By becoming a Wilton 4th of July Booster, you will receive a guaranteed parking pass to your choice of lots
adjacent to the concert and fireworks area.
Spaces are limited and passes are issued on a first come –
first served basis, so please send your request early.
Wilton High School/Wilton Green
395 Danbury Rd. (Rte 7), Wilton, CT
13th Annual Heckscher Farm Egg Hunt
Sat 04/08 10A - 12P
A springtime favorite! Children ages six and younger bring their own baskets and hunt for hundreds of eggs that will be hidden all over Heckscher Farm. The gates to the Farm will open at 10 am, and eggs will be distributed throughout the two-hour event. Once a participant has collected a minimum of five eggs, they can be turned in for a goodie bag. Parents and older siblings are welcome to come along, but please be mindful that the Egg Hunt is for children ages six and younger only.
Members: $5/child, ages six & under | Non-Members: $5/child, ages six & under, plus admission
2017 YANKEE DOODLE FAIR
JUNE 15TH – JUNE 18th
Sponsored by the WESTPORT WOMAN’S CLUB
44 IMPERIAL AVENUE, WESTPORT, CT
CARNIVAL RIDES AND GAMES!
PAY-ONE-PRICE UNLIMITED-RIDES WRISTBANDS
EVERY DAY AND NIGHT
RIDE IN THE RAIN!
RIDES AND THE FAIR WILL CLOSE ONLY IN SEVERE WEATHER
INTERNATIONAL FOOD COURT!
JR’S DELI AND GRILLE
CHEF TONY DELICIAS
SKIP’S GOOD HUMOR ICE CREAM
FAIR SPECIAL EVENTS
• TOUCH-A-BOAT • SAND ART • FACE PAINTING • TAKE-A-CHANCE DRAWING
• NEW CANAAN PSYCHIC • WESTPORT URGENT CARE EQUIPMENT DEMO
• SUZUKI SCHOOL OF MUSIC PERFORMANCE • CURIO COTTAGE THRIFT SHOP
• WOMAN’S CLUB BAKE SALE • INDOOR CAFE
GRAND PRIZE: $1,000
SECOND PRIZE: 8 WESTPORT COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE Flex
THIRD PRIZE: $350 SILVER RIBBON Gift Certificate
RAFFLE DRAWING will be held on Sunday at 5pm
TAKE-A-CHANCE DRAWINGS will be held on Sunday at 4pm
(Need not be present to win.)