Outdoor Discovery & Trails
Appreciate the natural beauty of our 100-acre woodland setting through our outdoor experiences, a forest-inspired play area, and our nature trails!
Our trails offer expansive views of the Connecticut River and outdoor exhibits that explore the ecology of the Upper Connecticut River Valley, from animal migration patterns and native plants to towering rock formations and land-use history. The Planet Walk, our largest exhibit, even takes you on a scale-model journey from the Sun all the way out to dwarf planet Pluto!
Explore, imagine and more in this whimsical nature play areaView
An outdoor showcase of native plants, trees, and flowers in a wooded settingView
Walk all the way from the Sun to Pluto (and back) at our largest exhibitView
A short walk in the Quinn Nature Preserve, which borders a two-acre meadowView
This trail travels through a pleasant grove and winds along the Connecticut RiverView
A long challenging trail through scenic woodsView
Hike a trail that offers variety as you pass along different terrainsView