Roxbury Land Trust

Mine Hill Rd., Roxbury, CT 06783.

Off Rte. 67. (860) 350-4148. 360-acre Mine Hill Preserve on the National Register of Historic Places, is the site of a 19th century iron ore mining complex.

Sessions Woods, Wildlife Management Area

341 Milford St., Burlington, CT 06013.

 (860) 675-8130. 766- acre track of land introduces visitors to wildlife and natural resource management through various educational programs, habitat demonstration areas, and self-guided interpretive hiking trails. Exhibit area open Mon. – Fri. 8:30 -4. Trails open sunrise to sunset.

Sharon Audubon Center, National Audubon Society

325 Cornwall Bridge Rd., Sharon, CT 06069.

Rte. 4.  (860) 364-0520. 1,200 acres & 11 miles of trails open dawn to dusk, daily. Woods, gardens, ponds and Raptor Aviaries. Building open year-round Tues.-Sat. 9-5; Sun. 1-5. Call for Holiday hours. Exhibit animals, children's discovery room, natural history exhibits & Nature Store.

Sunny Valley Preserve, The Nature Conservancy

8 Sunny Valley Lane, New Milford, CT 06776.

(860) 355-3716. Over 1,850 acres of farm and natural land including diverse habitats and 15+ miles of trails for daylight hiking. Call weekdays for maps.

Tarrywile Mansion and Park

70 Southern Blvd., Danbury, CT 06010. Phone: (203) 744-3130. Explore over 20 miles of hiking trails or come visit the historic Tarrywile Mansion. 654 acres of fields, forests, ponds, and wetlands with abundant flora and fauna. Park open sunrise to sunset. Mansion open by appt. only Mon.-Fri. 8:30- 4:30.

Westside Nature Preserve

University Boulevard, Danbury, CT 06810.

Westside Campus, WCSU. (203) 837-8794. Follow a 0.75 mi. dirt trail through the woodlands and wetlands of this 33 -acre preserve that serves as an outdoor laboratory for the University. A wild flower amphitheater in the flat region just beneath the cliffs is a feature of the trail.

White Memorial Foundation & Conservation Center

71 Whitehall Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759.

Off Rte. 202, 2 mi. west of center. (860) 567-0857. Grounds open year-round daily. 4,000 acre nature preserve with 35 miles of trails for hiking, x-country skiing, birdwatching, picnicking, camping & boating. Nature Museum contains unique exhibits depicting the history & natural resources of the area, as well as a Children's Room & Nature Store. Museum open year-round, Mon.-Sat. 9 - 5; Sun. noon - 5.