New Canaan Nature Center

144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840.

Rte. 15, Exit 37. (203) 966-9577. Two miles of trails traverse diverse habitats, including meadows, woodlands, ponds, dense thickets, an old orchard and a cattail marsh on 40 acres. The center offers a live birds of prey exhibit, gardens, a greenhouse and a Visitors Center with a Discovery Room, art exhibits and gift shop. Programs include a nature-based preschool, camp programs, birthday parties, special events and volunteer opportunities. Visitor's Center open Tues.- Sat. 9 - 4. Grounds and trails open dawn to dusk daily.