May 15th, 2020
If you’re searching for the perfect natural oasis close to home, you’ll want to explore Bear Mountain Reservation in Danbury. With multiple well-marked trail options, it’s the perfect place to walk, hike, run, have a picnic and generally just enjoy your surroundings. The entrance offers maps of the trails so you can take a peek and choose which hike you’re in the mood for that day.
If you’re one for a water view, you have to try the orange trail, as it leads to the banks of the Candlewood Lake, offering up a perfect, calming view that you’ll want to soak in for a bit. If you add the red and orange trails together, regulars say it’s a great workout! Keep an eye out for birds and wildlife along the way, it’s a big birding spot and some even come across deer on their path from time to time.
Sometimes trails can be a bit rocky, but all-in-all, they’re super safe, family-friendly and a perfect place to get outdoors.