CT: Fairfield County- Stamford/Greenwich- Mianus River State Park (Stamford Side)

If you walk into the forest expecting a fairytale, it unfolds. “He who gathers together” is the meaning of Myano, the chief for whom Mianus River Park was named. Seems appropriate as it is shared by both Stamford and Greenwich.

The gift for me today was seeing the beautiful reflections and the water cascading through the “wishbone” log longing me to return to pull and make a wish or two.

Fun to see was the teepee which included indoor seating and kindness rocks lining the entry built from a fallen tree. Clearly there are elves here busy at work.

The property was purchased from the Goodbody family who, it is said, used the red barn at the Stamford entrance as their stables and the River Road trail was their bridal path.

Parking on the Stamford side can be found at Merribrook Lane. If full you can park at Fort Stamford about a 1/2 mile away.

Personally I enjoy the path along the water. Keep in mind that the path on the parking lot side is out and back without an ability to cross the river with signs of private property. Better to cross the bridge and follow the river path to allow more hiking opportunities.

As this 20 mile river is a source of drinking water supply, the conservation and balance with recreational activities must be monitored. The trails range from .5 to 4.5 miles. Refer to trail map below.

Follow the blog to see what gifts I can find on the Greenwich side!

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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