CT: Fairfield County-Greenwich Audubon Sanctuary (Winter Hike 2021)

Reviewing a phone app called AllTrails, I found a reference to an easy hike referred to as Old Pasture and Lake Loop which I discovered was part of the Greenwich Audubon Center grounds.

While we didn’t have an opportunity to go into the Audubon Center as it was closed, it is comprised of a beautiful house that looks like a ski lodge and lovely barns around the property.

We continued down to Georgie’s pond and traveled along the snowy path to the lake with several walk ways and bridges.

I was mesmerized by the lake’s tributaries with the waters reflections of the snowy trees and rocks.

Incredibly humbling and invigorating to find such beauty in our immediate surroundings.

I always assumed I had to travel much further than my own state to find it.

Thank you to my forever friend for joining me for another snowy adventure.

We followed up our hike with a warm lunch outside between two fiery heat towers at Maki on Greenwich Avenue which we highly recommend.

Know before you go to the Audubon:
Please leave bikes, pets, and horses at home.

Please ‘pack in and pack out’ any garbage.

Individuals or couples can jog in the sanctuary, but larger jogging groups are not permitted on the trails.

Hikers can help Audubon reduce erosion by staying on the pathways & trails.

Take only photos and leave only footprints. These are private sanctuaries for nature and Audubon invites people to visit. During your visit, please do not disturb wildlife, collect plants, or pick wildflowers.

Please observe any signs indicating when hiking trails are closed—this is for your safety. Trail access may be limited from early fall through mid-winter due to land management activities. This occurs mainly on weekdays and during early morning hours. If you have any questions about our land management activities, please contact our center at 203-869-5272 or email.

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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