CT: Fairfield County- Greenwich- Babcock Preserve (Winter)

Mansions in back country Greenwich is the approach to Babcock preserve where I found a full lot of cars together with lots of beautiful dogs prepping for the hike. If you want to lose yourself in a forest finding natural destinations as your landmark this is the place!

We were directed to the blue trail as the most popular hike. Having read up on the preserve I noted that the markers can be an issue at one point – I unfortunately was reminded of this fact!

One of the features I look for in a hike is varied terrain and destination options. Soon after the hike began we encountered a rustic rock bridge which was a cool kick off to the experience!

As we continued we found so many fun gifts of the forest! A teepee tree with my friendly gnome protecting himself from the cold and a heart shaped carving (natural or made uncertain) greeting us.

Quite suddenly we were on top of a boulder with a wire secured to a tree challenging us to descend! We gave it a photo op try before simply turning to the right to continue our easy hike.

The path flattened with various little ponds with leaves reflecting onto the icy delicate patterns. I felt fortunate to have captured a bit of the illusions.

We did ultimately get lost but fortunately the forest gave us fun destinations to recognize we had gone in a loop within the red trail! we parked at north street but appears it may be fun to place a car at Lake Avenue to follow the blue trail from end to end.

After our hike we enjoyed a walk down Greenwich Avenue where we lunched outside at Meli-Milo. A great purchase I made was an outdoor portable heater which kept us particularly cozy.

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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