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Greenwich Travel Guide: 35 reviews and 113 photos

I have resided in Greenwich my entire life. I probably know more about the area than just about anybody, so if you need info regarding the area, then feel free to e-mail me at
For hiking, dog walking, and Mountain biking, I recommend the following areas:

Putnam Cemetery located off of Parsonage Road is one of America’s most beautiful Cemeteries. Here there are extensive varieties of exotic trees and shrubs. Spring and autumn is the time you will see fabulous colors here. President Bush’s Grandparents are located here. Interesting monuments abound, and many famous residents are buried here including Martha Moxly.

Montgomery Pinetum located off of Bible Street offers solitude in a park laden with evergreen trees collected from around the world. During winter this is the Greenest area around. There is a large trail system affording dogs, hikers, and mountain bikers relief from the suburban sprawl. This park is less known than others, which makes it pleasant. The trail starts just after you enter the park behind the green chain on the road before the parking area. It goes down a hill where you will notice trails on all sides. The main trail to the left will lead you to a large pond with abandoned mansions. The trail on the right will take you near a stable with a beautiful hoarse. The hoarse lives on a private residence, but the trail is public. If you walk the paved trail to the end, at the small but beautiful pond is a trail system on the left side of the pond. This trail meets a small road, which you directly cross over to continue on into the nature preserve that teems with wildlife. Here are some very challenging trails for the avid Mountain Biker. Hardly anyone uses these trails. Also at the Montgomery Pinetum is a Greenhouse with a Garden Education center open to the public. It is a great place to sample tropical air during winter.

Mianus River Park located of off Merribrook Lane In Stamford is the areas most popular park. It also has a Greenwich entrance, but the Stamford entrance is better because you enter directly on the Stream. It is the largest Park in the area. Well known to Mountain Bikers, hikers, and is most popular for Dog walkers. Fishermen also frequent the park in attempts to catch what I deem aquarium stocked trout trucked in from the fish hatchery. This park has to be America’s most popular dog park. The stream affords your canine buddy relief from summers heat. If you want your dog to meet friend, then this is the place to visit.

For more info go to my expose on Greenwich at:

Regards, Monte Petersen

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