Outdoor Activities


There are many reasons to get outside this Spring. Support a cause that gives back to the community by attending a walk or half marathon. Take in the beauty of nature by checking out a local park or hiking trail. 

PARADES

Memorial Day Parade- Fairfield, CT

Monday May 27, 2019

Celebrate Memorial Day by attending Fairfield's Annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies.The line of march will run East from South Pine Creek Road along the Post Road to the Library, then South along Old Post Road to Flint’s Corner, and then East along Old Post Road passing the Town Green and continuing beyond South Benson Road.

 

Memorial Day Parade- Westport, CT

Monday May 27, 2019

Parade begins at 9 a.m. at Saugatuck Elementary School and travels 
up Riverside Avenue, over the Post Road and on to Town Hall. 
There will be coffee and doughnuts available at the starting point 
of the parade from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. which will be provided 
by the Westport Kiwanis Club.

 

WALKS

2019 Fairfield County Heart Walk & 5K Run- Westport, CT

May 19th 10am

Accept the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke! Help support the American Heart Association fund more heart disease and stroke research by walking at Sherwood Island State Park. 

 

The Corporate FunRun Fairfield 5K

Thursday, May 23rd 2019

The Fairfield County 5K run/walk will be an “out and back” starting and finishing at the main pavilion at the Sherwood Island State Park. There will be a post-race party featuring food, beer and music in addition to an after-party at the Westport Inn.

 

Whittingham Cancer Center Walk & Run- Norwalk, CT

Saturday, June 1st 2019

Calling all superheroes! Walk, run or fly over to this year's event at Calf Pasture Beach. There will be awards for best superhero costumes and a live performance by DNR, Fairfield County's (Almost) All Physician Rock Band. There will also be food, games, music and more!

 

Faxon Fairfield Half Maraton- Fairfield, CT

Sunday, June 2nd 2019

The Fairfield Half Marathon was founded in 1981 and is annually chosen by running magazines as one of the best races in America. The event has raised funds for numerous charities. Last year race participants and sponsors helped give over $400,000 to worthy organizations.

 

4th Annual Shamrock Sprint 5K- Fairfield, CT

Saturday June 22, 9:00 am 

Benefit the John Patrick Flanagan Foundation to improve the lives of children and families in need in Fairfield County. The course takes place in Greenfield Hill at the Connecticut Audobon Society. The Shamrock Sprint after-race party hosted on-site at the CT Audubon Nature Center will be serving Garden Catering, B. Good, Chabaso Breads and Alene's Ice Cream Truck and will include many family-friendly activities including children's games and bounce house from 9:30 am - 11:00

 

PARKS AND HIKING TRAILS

Nature Conservancy- Devil’s Den Preserve- Weston, CT

Monday-Sunday: Sunrise to Sunset

Devil’s Den is Connecticut Chapter’s largest continuous preserve ideal for hiking and bird watching. The preserve has a twenty-mile trail system with a patchland of woodlands, wetlands and rock ledges.

 

Saugatuck Trail-Weston, Redding

The Saugatuck Trail is located within the 15,000 acre Centennial Watershed State Forest and parralels the Saugatuck Reservoir. The trail offers a variety of terrain and is 11.8 miles in total.

 

Tarrywile Park and Mansion- Danbury, CT

Monday-Sunday: 6am-6pm

From events in the Mansion to hiking in the park, Tarrywile has something to offer to everyone. The Park is home to 21 miles of hiking trails, 2 ponds, a lake and several picnic areas.

 

Veteran’s Park- Fairfield, CT

Veteran’s Park, located on Reef Road, is a nice clean park to bring kids to play or take a walk through. This park has volleyball poles, bocce courts, ball fields, and tennis courts.

 

Owen Fish- Fairfield, CT

Located on Stratfield Road, Owen Fish Park is a great park to have a picnic in or play a ball game.

 

Gould Manor- Fairfield, CT

Relax in nature at Gould Manor Park, located on Holland Hill Road.

 

Housatonic Railway Rails to Trails- Trumbull, CT

A beautiful “rail-trail” supported by the Rails-to-Trail Conservancy located in Trumbull.

 

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Emma
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So many great activities

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Emma
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So many great activities for the weekend

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By Eileen Sullivan