Family & Weekend Programs

Connecticut Trails Day Hike

Saturday, June 6 from 10-11am

This year's CT Trails Day celebration will be... Every Day! Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis we won't be able to safely gather for group hikes this June...but you can enjoy a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Trails Day experience. Use the CT Forest & Park Association's online directory to view over 200 trails and properties you can visit around the state. Spread out, have fun, try a #traillesstraveled, and make the most of your time outdoors this season.  

All ages welcome. Dogs welcome to join but must be on leash. 

Family S'mores & more!

Sunday, July 26 at 5-6:30 pm 

​Bring the whole family for some after-dinner s’mores and more! The nature center will be open for viewing the more than 30 reptiles and amphibians that call Woodcock home. Kids can burn off their dessert by exploring our playground and fitness trail! No dogs please.

This event is FREE but registration required

Under the Harvest Moon

Friday, September 25 at 7 pm

Join us in our picturesque candlelit pavilion for a farm-to-table benefit featuring food, music and a live auction.


Chef Sarah Bouïssou of Sarah's Wine Bar will craft a delectable meal from a selection of produce donated from local farms including Ambler Farm, Horseshoe Farm and The Hickories.

No. 109 Cheese and Wine will provide a sampling of artisanal cheeses and appetizers, and a generous wine-tasting selection will be provided by Ridgefield’s Cellar XV Wine Market.


A tasting with craft brewers from Nod Hill Brewery will be on hand for beer-loving guests as well as selections from Two Roads and Palm.

Frothy Forage 

Saturday, October 3, 1-5 pm

(rain date Sunday, October 4)

Bring the whole family for a one-of-a-kind hiking and beer tasting experience. At secret locations along the Woodcock trails, we’ll feature a unique craft brew from our partner Nod Hill Brewery (plus soda tasting with Hosmer Mountain Soda!).

Where the Wild Things Run 5K & Kids Fun Run
Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 8:30 am - Fun Run at 9:00 am

Join us for a run that is 90% trail with a mix of groomed trails, rugged trails and narrow  ridges/boardwalks. The terrain of the 5k will highlight the diversity and beauty of the Woodcock property. 

Kids Fun Run (approx. 1K) is geared towards ages 6 and up. This course is appropriate for walkers and runners of all ages. Parents are welcome to accompany their children but are not required to race. 

Stick around after the races for some unique post-race festivities on the nature center grounds including s'mores, music, nature crafts, turtle races, lawn games, shoe demo from our friends at Merrell and more. The nature center building, which is home to more than 20 reptiles and amphibians, will be open for visiting as will the natural playground and fitness trail. 

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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. 

© Woodcock Nature Center 2019