Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Necessary Connections With Nature In Connecticut

All through this pandemic, I found that the way to deal with stress is by connecting — and reconnecting — with nature. Since there’s little in the way of broad — or even petite — green spaces where I live, I regularly chose to drive one hour to Ridgefield, Connecticut. The town is surrounded by a wealth of parks, gardens and hiking trails. And the historic town center is delightful year-round, especially when draped with snow and ice crystals. These are some of my observations from one of my recent trips.

Ballard Park is a grand expanse that occupies a central part of Main Street in Historic Ridgefield.

This park is especially atmospheric in the winter when a snowy coat blankets everything, even the gazebo and the impressive columns guarding the entrances.

I find jogging during a snowstorm especially invigorating when I’m in Ridgefield. These are some of the sights I found along my journey.