Frequently Asked Questions

What time should I arrive?

Frothy Forage is open between 12:30 and 5 pm. You should plan to leave at least an hour for a leisurely trek through the trails to visit our five tasting stations as well as the pavilion for food and music. It's best to arrive no later than 3 pm to fully enjoy your hiking and tasting experience. If you have purchased a 21+ ticket, please remember your photo ID.

What is the parking situation?

We have a long and narrow dirt driveway. Please continue towards the end of the drive and parallel park along the sides. Depending on what time you arrive, you may have to park a short distance away from our welcome area and walk up. You can help make parking an easy experience for everyone in the following ways…do not park head in; parallel park only and pull as far over as possible; close the gap between the car in front of/behind you whenever possible; always leave room for traffic to flow; do not attempt to turn around in the middle of the driveway. There is a turnaround at the top of the driveway. If necessary, proceed to the top and follow the turn around. If you are getting out of your vehicle on the wooded side, watch your step. Some areas have a slight drop off. Finally, Please carpool whenever possible.​

Where do I go when I arrive?

Upon arrival, head straight to our welcome tent located in front of the Nature Center building. Please have your photo ID ready! At the welcome tent, you will receive your 21+ bracelet and souvenir tasting glass as well as a special treat and map of the Frothy Forage trek. Day-of tickets may also be purchased in the welcome tent.


How long is the hike? Will it be difficult?

Our trails are well marked and maintained but there are a few tricky sections, so please use caution especially if you have children with you. The Frothy Forage hike is meant to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace and without much difficulty.

What can I expect to find along the hike?

You'll not only enjoy Nod Hill beer to taste but selections of Hosmer Mountain soda, Maple Lane Farm cider, s'mores, treats (for furry friends too courtesy of Ridgefield Pet!) and even some animal encounters! Just remember, only 21+ attendees with a bracelet will be served beer.

What food will be available for purchase?

Bethel's Taproot restaurant will be on-site in our pavilion with some delicious offerings and, for those with a sweet tooth, we'll also have selections from Uncle Leo's Donuts in Wilton. You'll hear some great music in the pavilion as well, so plan to spend some time eating, listening and enjoying the view of our pond!


Please also remember...

Our trails are not stroller friendly.

All dogs must be leashed.

Bring your photo ID and be prepared to present it at check-in.

Drive responsibly.


Frothy Forage proceeds support environmental education programs at Woodcock Nature Center - thank you for your support!


If you have a question we did not answer here, please email us!

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Woodcock Nature Center

56 Deer Run Road, Wilton, CT 06897

P (203) 762-7280

F (203) 834-0062

Our mission is to connect people to the habitats, plants and animals of Southwestern CT through programs that build awareness, nurture understanding, and advance conservation. 

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