CT: New Haven County- Southbury- Bent of River Audubon (Winter Hike)

Discovered Bent of River Audubon Center in Southbury with a beautiful trail by a river.

I’m like a kid in a candy shop when I get river views and fun wooden bridges and benches along a dedicated path.

In the picture below you can see the S shape wooden path on the left with the mirroring serpentine river on the right.

It’s new for me to seek out paths I can walk in the winter. It was traversed just enough to pack the snow down so I can see the intended trail and I didn’t need special gear to navigate it. I could tell someone had snowshoed here earlier. I haven’t tried snow shoes or cross country skiing yet. Typically there isn’t a lot of snow in the past few years in Connecticut to make the investment for me.

My favorite time to walk is a couple of hours before sunset. The reflections and shadows are most pronounced during those hours. The shot of the river with the trees reflecting was captured as a result. The house within the split rail fence is where there apparently are in season events.

I left right before sunset and was so pleasantly surprised as I drove down a road to see the sun setting over a hill. I don’t usually see the sunset in this part of Connecticut. I pulled the car over in a neighborhood and happily took some shots from the road.

Sun kissed the hills goodnight (DM) 💕

What an awesome surprise!! Other cars even slowed down to yell out “awesome opportunity”, “great sunset” out their windows to share in my happiness ! I love these moments. What a gift!

For those who may wish to try Bent of River, here’s the trail map. Looking forward to trying some of the other trails next time.

While in Southbury, I would highly recommend a stop at Southford falls for an awesome hike with a waterfall and covered bridge. Link below to view some pictures and a trail map.


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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