Town parks offering scenic trails and other relaxing activities are:

Town Forest near the intersection of Boas Lane and Branch Brook Road, 188 acres of walking and bridle trails and camping;

Bradley Park on Oakledge Lane, 83 acres of trails, boardwalk and wetlands;

Cherry Lane Park near intersection of Cherry Lane and Banks Drive, 50 acres, trails, a pond and picnicking;

Quarry Head near Ridgefield Road and Tanners Drive, 34 acres, trails, old quarry and scenic overlook;

Wild Duck Reserve on Wild Duck Road, 16 acres of trails and nature study;

Schenck’s Island on River Road, 17 acres of trails, picnicking and a river;

Horseshoe Park on Horseshoe Road, nine acres of trails, pond and birding.

The Wilton Land Trust ( holds conservation easements on more than 700 acres in Wilton. Those most accessible to the public include:

Gregg and Belknap Preserves offer 150 acres of woodlands and meadows and connecting trails. See the land trust Web site for parking and trail directions.

Marble/Van Haelewyn-Marianna Richards Preserve offers several miles of trails. There are a number of entrances. Check the land trust Web site for details.

Harrison Smith Preserve abuts Quarry Head and together they comprise 60 acres of interconnecting trails for scenic hiking and horseback riding.

Robert Hale Symonds Preserve offers 20 acres with scenic trails for horseback riding and hiking. Parking is along Vista Road and Bald Hill Road. Trail heads are opposite 58 Bald Hill Road and east of 54 Vista Road. It abuts the 37-acre town-owned Vista Road property through which two trails have been built.