CT: Fairfield County-Ridgefield-Seth Low Pierrepont State Park

There were several unique gifts in this forest.

Seth Low Pierpoint State Park is in Ridgefield, CT. It offers a lake with car-top boating, fishing and hiking on 300 acres. The parking lot holds about 20 cars and is close to the lake and the main hiking trail.

I first learned of this park biking around Ridgefield. Later I hiked it and then it was the first place I launched my kayak. Nice small safe flat waters to learn and practice.

For hiking, the trail borders the lake so starts out flat. It is a forest trail (not paved) so be aware of roots, rocks and debris. The park’s main trail is the white trail, which goes along Pierrepont Lake from the parking lot and ascends to the highest point in the park.

I recommend pausing by the water and enjoying the reflections and look for any wildlife. Continuing in the trail you’ll find a long stone fence. I am uncertain as to it’s history. I enjoy going on hikes a couple of hours before sundown to watch how the light angles and shines different areas of the forest.

At the peak I was a bit disappointed by the overlook as there is a lot blocking the views. However I enjoyed finding a tee pee which was in the direct trajectory of the sun setting.

Tee pee with sun setting at peak

It was cool to see the sunsetting through the teepee.

Be Present Gift of the day

On the return from the hike, I noticed this tree which looked to me like hands making the shape of a heart. Friends also saw a finger pointing up and legs kneeling. I have to go back and mark this tree somehow as I have received requests for its exact location.

What do you see?

As for Kayaking, the lake is small but is a crescent shape with a little island in the middle with flat water so its easy yet fun to paddle around. There is wildlife along the shore such as turtles and ducks to swim with.

This park and area is great to have a day of kayaking, hiking and biking together with a picnic in between. Since this park doesn’t have big draws other than nature, you decide what you make of your time here. Be present and you’ll find much more than if your mind is too busy with other things.

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Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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