Mianus River State Park

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Mianus River State Park

Connecticut

(860) 424-3200

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Things To Do

Overview

The Mianus River Park contains a network of trails that wind past rock outcroppings, wooded ledges, and small knolls. The trails begin at Cognewaugh Road in Greenwich and proceed through the park to Merriebrook Lane in Stamford. The park features a 2.6-mile 'nature trail' that includes 12 stations that have been prepared as educational guides to the natural beauty and ecology of the area. Parking and Accessibility, Trailhead parking lots are located on Merriebrook Lane in the city of Stamford and Cognewaugh Road in the city of Greenwich.

Be sure to practice Leave No Trace policies when visiting the park.

Map of Mianus River (CT)

Latitude, Longitude: 41.082457, -73.595524

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    The extensive trails make for excellent bike riding. The forest is made up of hardwoods such as maples, elms, oaks, tulips, ashes, hickories, cherries, birches, sassafras, tupelos, hackberries, and beeches. Conifers include hemlock and white pines. Squirrels, raccoons, possums, screech owls, tree swallows, and woodpeckers nest in holes in standing dead trees ("snags"). Hawks like the tops of tall trees; robins prefer the lower branches; owls often choose conifers. Be on the look-out as you pedal by.

  • Fishing

    The Mianus River is a great place to fish.

  • Hiking

    The forest is made up of hardwoods such as maples, elms, oaks, tulips, ashes, hickories, cherries, birches, sassafras, tupelos, hackberries, and beeches. Conifers include hemlock and white pines. Squirrels, raccoons, possums, screech owls, tree swallows, and woodpeckers nest in holes in standing dead trees ("snags"). Hawks like the tops of tall trees; robins prefer the lower branches; owls often choose conifers.

  • Horseback Riding

    Bring your horse and ride the beautiful and diverse trails of Mianus River State Park.

Park Partners

Friends of the Mianus River Park

The Friends of the Mianus River Park was formed as an informal stewardship group for the Mianus River Park (300 acres partly owned by Greenwich and partly by Stamford), and for the Mianus River (Treetops) State Park (93 acres owned by the CT DEP). The Friends group seeks to create a park which can be enjoyed by a wide variety of users, who are willing to enjoy the park without impacting the enjoyment of others and without damaging the park's natural assets and infrastructure.

(203) 322-0724

Directions

Driving

From Route 15 (Merritt Parkway) South: Take exit 33 and turn left onto Den Road. Take the second right onto Roxbury Road and then take a left onto Westover Road. Follow Westover Road south about a mile and turn right onto Merriebrook Lane. The parking lot is on the right side of the road.

From Route 15 (Merritt Parkway) North: Take exit 31. Bear left onto North Street. Proceed south about a mile and then turn left onto Dingletown Road. At the terminus of Dingletown Road, take a left onto Stanwich Road and then take a right onto Cognewaugh Road. The parking lot is on the left side of the road just past Hooker Lane.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(860) 424-3200

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