Connecticut may be a small state, but we are brimming over with natural beauty. There are parks and trails aplenty, offering hikes for all ages and levels. And while some of them are best for avid hikers, Connecticut has lots of simple hikes, too. The Wheel of the Woods Trail at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center is a boardwalk that gives people of all abilities the opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.
Stroll on the boardwalk as it crosses the brook twice, stopping on one of the observation platforms to enjoy the sounds of water as it crashes downstream or witness the non-stop activity of winter birds as they feed on the numerous birdfeeders along the trail.
Opened in the fall of 2006, the Wheels in the Woods Trail #7 is a universally accessible nature trail. Made possible through a generous gift by the Wheels in the Woods Foundation and with the help of the Aquarion Water Company, the accessible trail meanders alongside the Poorhouse Brook, and through our mature hardwood forest.
The Stamford Museum and Nature Center is located at 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. The trail is open daily, Mon.-Sat.. 9 am – 5 pm and Sun. 11 am – 5 pm. For additional information click here.