This morning it was a beautiful 70° out. The skies were clear and there was a slight breeze. It was the perfect day for a hike. I wanted to bring the boys (who are 2 & 4) somewhere that was easy for them to walk. I want them to enjoy hiking as much as I do and I knew if it was a difficult hike, they might get tired and miserable and have not-so-great memories of hiking.
Gristmill Trail in Shelton, CT was the perfect spot. It’s a short 0.30 mile trail (just over a half mile there and back.) It’s a mostly flat trail that follows Far Mill River and is part of the Shelton Land Conservation Trust. It was a really beautiful and peaceful and my boys had a great time!
Trying to un-lean the “Leaning Tree of Pisa,” as he called it.
Tossing some rocks into the water.
The trails were well-marked with white rectangles on every few trees. My 4-year-old was excited to learn about the trail markers and happily exclaimed that we were going the right way every time he saw one!
Do you have a favorite hiking spot in Connecticut?