Bent of the River in Southbury, CT has trails that are open daily from sunrise to sunset for adults and children. It is a scenic walk that goes by the river, swamps, forest, and fields. It has over 15 miles of hiking trails that ramble through the meadows and woods. No pets are allowed and hunting and fishing is prohibited.
Bent of the River offers scientific field study programs for children ages 5-12. The program includes a visit to the school by an Audubon educator or staff to prepare students for trip. There are pre and post classroom activities and a visit to walk on the trails at Bent of the River. There is Eastern Decidious Biome Field Study and the Pomperaug River and Forest Field Study Program. These program are linked to State of CT Science curriculum. For more information call 203-264-5098 Ext. 308. Program last one to three hours cost is $12 per child.
Bent of the River Summer Day Camp runs seven weeks in the summer. A educational structured environment for kids to learn and enjoy the summer. There are classes that study birds and insects, hiking, photography, and aqualab science with water. It runs from June 30 to August 15. It is for kids in 1st and 2nd grade and 3rd and 4th. Parents can register by the week or for the whole summer. Scholarships are available to some students. For more information visit the website.
Take a nice walk this spring at Bent of the River with family and friends. It is recognized as a great habitat for bird watching and butterflies. It is located at 185 East Flat Road in Southbury, CT. Volunteers are needed to teach courses, research projects, gardening and trail maintenance. Memberships are available.