Mianus River Park

Greenwich Entrance:
450 Cognewaugh Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807

Stamford Entrance:
Merribrook Lane
Stamford, CT 06902

Website: https://www.greenwichct.gov/facilities/facility/details/Mianus-River-Natural-Park-19

Activities: Hiking, Walking, Dog Socializing

Last Visit: 2018

Notes: While many people let their dogs off leash in the park, be aware this practice is discouraged and Stamford has a dog warden / police officer that regularly patrols the park issuing warnings and tickets.

Nestled on the Greenwich-Stamford border just below the Merritt Parkway, the trio of parks (Greenwich, Stamford and State owned) together make up one of the largest wilderness spaces in the area. There are nearly 400 acres filled with a variety of trails – from wide carriage roads to narrow hiking paths. There is a little something for everyone… which means dogs owners should be extra careful as they are sharing the park with hikers, mountain bikers and the occasional horseback rider!

If you plan on exploring more than just the carriage roads, bring sturdy boots as some of the trails can get quite muddy in the spring. Also, don’t forget the bug repellent as the lowlands are a bit marshy.

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