Local Attractions - New Canaan & Darien Moms


Pear Tree Point Beach

Location off Pear Tree Point Road, Darien, CT 06820.

Weed Beach (includes tennis & paddle tennis)

Location off Nearwater Lane, Darien, CT 06820.

Contact (tennis courts): (203) 655-8511.

Purchase beach passes here.


Bayley Beach

Address: 11 Pine Point Road, Norwalk, CT 06853.

Contact: (203) 854-6666.

Calf Pasture Beach

Address: Calf Pasture Beach Rd, Norwalk, CT 06851.

Contact: (203) 854-7806.



Compo Beach

Address: 60 Compo Beach Road, Westport CT 06880.



Darien Library

Address: 1441 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820.

Contact: (203) 655-1234 or [email protected].

New Canaan Library

Address: 151 Main Street, New Canaan, CT 06840.

Contact: (203) 594-5000.

Norwalk Public Library

Address: 10 Washington Street, Norwalk, CT 06854.

Contact: (203) 899-2790.

Rowayton Library

Address: 33 Highland Avenue, Rowayton, CT 06853.

Contact: (203) 838-5038 or [email protected].



Darien Nature Center

Address: 120 Brookside Road, Darien, CT 06820.

Contact: (203) 655-7459 or [email protected].


New Canaan Nature Center

Address: 144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT, 06840.

Contact: (203) 966-9577.

Grace Farms

Address: 365 Lukes Wood Road, New Canaan, CT 06840.

Contact: (203) 920-1702 or [email protected].



Address: 10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT 06880.

Contact: (203) 557-4400 or [email protected].

Orchard Hill Nature Center

Address: Huntingtown Road, Newtown, CT 06470.

Contact: (203) 270-4340.

Stamford Nature Center

Address: 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford CT 06903.

Contact: (203) 977-6521 or [email protected].

Greenwich Audubon Center

Address: 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT 06831.

Contact: (203) 869-5272.



Baker Park Playground

Location: Located off of Noroton Ave.

Cherry Lawn Park Playground

Location: Cherry Lawn Park is a magnificent park that covers 27.5 acres off Brookside Road.  It includes tennis courts, a basketball court, community gardens, a wonderful playground area, a natural pond, gazebo, walking trails, a multi-use field, a softball field, picnic areas and a public restroom.  This is also home to Darien Nature Center.

Contact: (203) 656-7325.

Frate Park

Located within the triangular intersection of Leroy Avenue and Middlesex Road.

McGuane Park

Located off Noroton Avenue near the Noroton-Heights Firehouse.

Pear Tree Point Beach Park

Pear Tree Point Beach encompasses approximately 8 acres off Pear Tree Point Road at the mouth of the Goodwives River.

Selleck’s Woods

Location: Selleck’s Woods is a 28 acre nature preserve located between I-95 and the Metro-North railroad.

Stony Brook Park

Location: Stony Brook Park is an 11.3 acre natural park located on Ledge Road.

Tilley Pond Park

Location: Tilley Pond Park covers over 8 acres of property in the center of Darien on the corner of Lakeside and West Avenues.

Town Hall & Holahan Fields

Located in front of Town Hall on the corner of Route 1 and Renshaw Road.

Weed Beach Playground

Location: off Nearwater Lane in Darien

Woodland Park

Location: Woodland Park Nature Preserve contains 64.7 acres of natural wonders. The two entrances to the park, Middlesex Road and West Avenue, provide easy access into the park.


Bristow Bird Sanctuary

Location: 47 Old Stamford Road, New Canaan, CT 06840.

About: Contains a quiet secluded spot to walk on wooded trails and enjoy nature.

Ed Dixon Memorial Park

Location: Small vest-pocket park located off Hoyt Street & E. Maple Street

About: Contains a small playground area with a play structure.

Irwin Park

Location: 848 Weed Street, New Canaan, CT 06840.

About: The 36 acre park has newly opened jogging/walking trails for your enjoyment.

Kiwanis Park

Location: 77 Old Norwalk Road behind New Canaan Community Preschool.

About: Kiwanis Park is the Town public swimming facility located off Old Norwalk Road. Kiwanis Park is open June through August and includes a play structure, outdoor basketball court, snack bar, and a picnic area. Click here for hours and information on the Kiwanis Park Swimming Facility.

Mead Park

Location: Off Park Street with one-way traffic exiting on to Richmond Hill Road.

About: Mead Park contains lighted and unlighted baseball fields and tennis courts, picnic areas, baseball batting cages, a large pond, playground area with play structure, and lighted ice skating in the winter (weather permitting). Newly opened, the Lodge at Mead Park offers an open air eating area (The Apple Cart), air conditioned bathrooms, and a food service for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A beautiful terrace overlooks the fields with tables to sit and eat the great food served at the snack bar.

Mill Pond Park

Location: Millport Avenue & East Avenue

About: Contains a large pond with walking trails. Weather permitting, the pond is lighted for ice skating in the winter.

Waveny Park

Location: Entrances at 677 South Avenue and off Lapham Road.

About: 250 acres of parkland including Waveny House in the center which houses the office of the New Canaan Recreation Department. Waveny Park contains approximately 3.5 miles of jogging/walking trails, soccer, baseball, and softball fields, picnic area, Platform Tennis Courts, Waveny Park Swimming Facility, artificial turf Water Tower Field and lots of open area. Waveny Park also contains the PowerHouse Performing Arts Center, The Carriage Barn, Spencer’s Run Dog Park, Lapham Community Center and The Waveny Lodge and Platform Tennis Courts. Click here for hours and information on the Waveny Park Swimming Pool.



Farm Creek Nature Preserve

Location: 34 Sammis Street, Norwalk, CT 06853.

About: 16 acres (low tide), multiple habitats – tidal estuary, wooded glens, open meadows! Open to public dawn to dusk.

Flax Hill Park

Location: Flax Hill Road, Norwalk, CT 06854.

Gallaher Mansion and Cranbury Park

Location: 300 Grumman Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851.

About: The park’s expansive 227 acres offers a series of wooded trails and a dog friendly environment in the orchard. The Great Lawn presents a dramatic backdrop to wedding receptions and festivals all year long. The park also features a challenging 18-hole Disc Golf Course that winds in and out of the woods.

Pinkney Park

Location: 177 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton, CT 06853.

Rowayton Community Center

Location: 33 Highland Avenue, Rowayton, CT 06853.

Rowayton Dog Park

Location: 36 McKinley Street, Norwalk, CT 06853.

Shady Beach

Location: 14 Canfield Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06855.


Sherwood Island State Park

Location: Sherwood Island Connector, Westport, CT 06880.

About: Sherwood Island State Park is a public recreation area on the shore of Long Island Sound in the Greens Farms section of Westport, Connecticut. The state park offers swimming, fishing, and other activities on 238 acres of beach, wetlands, and woodlands.

Greenwich Point Park

Location: 7 Tods Driftway, Old Greenwich, CT 06870.


Danbury Ice Arena

Danbury Ice Arena
1 Independence Way, Danbury
Phone: 203.794.1704




Frederick J. Smith House

Address: 16 Shennamere Road, Darien, CT 06820.


Bow Tie Cinemas New Canaan Playhouse

Address: 89 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT 06840.

Contact: (203) 966-0600.

Carriage Barn Arts Center

Address: Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue (Route 124), New Canaan, CT 06840.

Contact: (203) 594-3638 or [email protected].

The Glass House

Address: 199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT 06840.

Contact: (203) 594-9884 or [email protected].

New Canaan Gallery & Frame

Address: 33 East Avenue, New Canaan, CT 06840.

Contact: (203) 966-8483.

New Canaan Historical Society

Address: 13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840.

Contact: (203) 966-1776.

Silvermine Arts Center

Address: 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840.

Contact: (203) 966-9700.

Summer Theatre of New Canaan

Address: 56 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT 06840.

Contact: (203) 966-4634.

Town Players of New Canaan

Address: 679 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT 06840.

Contact: (203) 594-3636.


Artists’ Market Inc.

Address: 163 Main Street, Norwalk, CT 06851.

Contact: (203) 846-2550 or [email protected].

Galerie Sono

Address: 50 Water Street, South Norwalk, CT 06854.

Contact: (203) 642-3053.

Lockwood Matthews

Address: 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850.

Contact: (203) 838-9799.

Maritime Aquarium

Address: 10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854.

Contact: (203) 852-0700.

Mill Hill Historic Park

Address: 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT 06851.

Contact: (203) 846-0525.

Norwalk Historical Society Museum

Address: 141 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851.

Contact: (203) 846-0525.

Rowayton Arts Center Inc

Address: 145 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton, CT 06853.

Contact: (203) 866-2744.

Rowayton Historical Society

Address: 177 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton, CT 06853.

Contact: (203) 831-0136.

Stepping Stones Museum

Address: Mathews Park, 303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850.

Contact: (203) 899-0606.

SONO Switch Tower Museum

Address: 77 Washington Street, Norwalk, CT 06854.

Contact: (203) 246-6958.


The Brant Foundation Art Study Center

Address: 941 North Street, Greenwich, CT 06831.

Contact: (203) 869-0611.

Bruce Museum

Address: 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830.

Contact: (203) 869-0376.

The Museum of Black WWII History

Address: 71 Plymouth Road, Stamford, CT 06906.

Contact: (203) 348-6810 or [email protected].

MoCA Westport

Address: 19 Newtown Turnpike, Westport, CT 06880.

Contact: (203) 222-7070 or [email protected]. 

Westport Museum for History and Culture

Address: 25 Avery Place, Westport, CT 06880.

Contact: (203) 222-1424. 

Westport River Gallery

Address: 1 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT 06880.

Contact: (203) 226-6934.


Location: 1 Museum Drive
Contact: (203) 869-6786

The new Bruce Museum is now open!  Come visit with friends and family and discover our magnificent new building with its stunning, open gallery spaces and engaging exhibitions of art and science.  Also be sure to make time to have a coffee or lunch in the new Bruce Café, managed by Aux Delices and shop in the Museum Store.

Museum hours are:

  • Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm (last admission at 4:30)
  • Closed Mondays
  • Reservations are recommended but not required

Currently on View:


Visit the new Bruce Museum today – you will BE AMAZED by what you’ll experience, so BE AT THE BRUCE! 




Address: 10 Corbin Drive, Darien, CT 06820.

Contact: (203) 655-3600.

New Canaan

Address: 91 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT 06840.

Contact: (203) 966-2004 or [email protected].


Address: 101 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851.

Contact: (203) 866-2521 or [email protected].



Darien Parks and Recreation Department

Address: Parks and Recreation Office, Room 110. Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Road.

Contact: (203) 656-7325 or [email protected].

New Canaan Recreation Department

Address: Waveny House, 2nd Floor. Post Office Box 852. 677 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT 06840.

Norwalk Recreation & Parks

Address: 125 East Avenue, Room 225, Norwalk, CT 06851-5125.

Contact: (203) 854-7806 or [email protected].


Darien YMCA

Address: 2420 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820.

Contact: (203) 655-8228.

New Canaan YMCA

Address: 564 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT 06840.

Contact: (203) 966-4528.


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