Family Nature Trail
Aspetuck Land Trust has built a Family Nature Trail at the Leonard Schine Preserve in Westport! Officially open on June 11th, 2016, the interpretive nature trail is designed to introduce families to the many different features of Fairfield Countys diverse landscape. The purpose of the trail is to engage kids hearts, minds and imaginations in nature. The trail incorporates a Natural Playground that Early Childhood Education Zone named one of the 50 Best Playgrounds in America. The Natural Playground incorporates areas for tower climbing, fort building, trail walking, nature collages, stick stacking, pine cone doll play and other activity. This is a great opportunity for children to have some free play time in nature and for parents to enjoy some quality family time in a supportive community. There are numerous benefits derived from outdoor play in a natural settingfresh air, exercise, and imaginative play to name a few, said David Brant, Executive Director of the Aspetuck Land Trust.