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Top Hiking Spots

Serene forest to vibrant urban trails for outdoor enthusiasts.

Cove Island Park

363 Weed Avenue

Situated along the Long Island Sound, Cove Island Park offers visitors a perfect blend of natural beauty and recreational opportunities. With its sandy beaches, lush green spaces, and stunning waterfront views, Cove Island Park is a beloved destination for adventure. Explore scenic walking trails that wind through marshlands and meadows, providing glimpses of native wildlife and birdwatching opportunities. Beach Stickers are required between May and September. 

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

151 Brookdale

Nestled in the heart of Stamford, Connecticut, the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is a serene oasis of natural beauty and tranquility. Spanning over 90 acres, this lush botanical haven offers visitors a captivating journey through diverse landscapes, including woodlands, meadows, and meticulously curated gardens. Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is perfect for those seeking inspiration, relaxation, or a deeper connection with nature. 

Fort Stamford

900 Westover Road

This historic site in North Stamford offers visitors a captivating journey through time and nature. Originally constructed in 1781 during the Revolutionary War era, Fort Stamford and the Goodbody Gardens beckon you to explore their timeless charm and discover the stories they hold, pause to admire the intricate sculptures and tranquil water features that dot the landscape.

Kosciuszko Park

200 Elmcroft Road

Named in honor of Polish military leader Tadeusz Kościuszko, this sprawling green space spans over 15 acres and features a wide range of amenities, including sports fields for soccer, baseball, and basketball. Tranquil walking & jogging paths meander through manicured lawns and lush foliage, inviting visitors to take a leisurely stroll or jog amidst the natural beauty of the park and Long Island Sound. Benches are scattered throughout, offering spots to rest and soak in the serene ambiance. 

Newman Mills Park

310 Riverbank Road

Newman Mills Park, also known as Riverbank Park, or the ‘Falls’ is a 7.6 acre property in North Stamford, that offers a charming retreat from the urban landscape of Stamford. Originally the site of a grist mill owned by Nathaniel Newman in 1726 until it burned down in 1969, the park has since become a destination for great views and short hikes around the property. Beach permits are required through September. 

Mianus Park

Located at the end of Merribrook Lane

Nature at its best. Mianus River Park, a 400-acre urban forest located between Greenwich and Stamford, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts seeking solitude and adventure. Its dramatic landscape includes the Mianus River and its tributary streams, wetlands, hiking trails, rock formations and more. 

For more on what to do in Stamford, CT visit

  • Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens
  • Cove Island Park
  • Fort Stamford
  • Newman Mills Park
  • Mianus Park
  • Kosciuszko Park
  • Newman Mills Park
  • Kosciuszko Park
  • Fort Stamford
  • Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens
  • Cove Island Park