The Pratt Nature Center (3 mi. on Rte. 202 east on Papermill Rd.) is a 193 acre wildlife preserve and environmental education center. Hiking along the East Aspetuck River, to the summit of Mt. Tom or to caves where Native Americans lived are favorite activities here. A series of children's programs and a farm in season are also offered. Retrace your steps following Rte. 202 west through the center of New Milford to the jct. of Rte. 202 and Rte. 7.
To reach The Nature Conservancy's Sunny Valley Preserve, continue on Rte. 202 west for 3 mi., take a right on Sunny Valley Rd. (Staples on corner) turn left on Sunny Valley Lane. The Preserve consists of 1,850 acres of farmland, forests, wetlands, and meadows. Visitors can hike on a variety of trails and learn about nature, land management, and environmentally compatible farming at several observation sites. Retrace your steps to the jct. of Rte. 202 and 7; take Rte. 7 north.