The name ‘Forest Park’ is reflective of the neighborhood’s vast green lawns and woodsy backyards that can make its residents feel encompassed by nature. Indeed, Westport and the surrounding towns have an abundance of outdoor spaces for locals to enjoy and make use of. Whether you love hiking, relaxing at a vineyard, camping, or lounging on a beach – there are plenty of opportunities for everything. If you are interested in exploring new areas and spending some time outside, take a look at some of the nearby locations for an outdoor adventure!
Do you prefer to swim, camp, fish, birdwatch, or boat? At this state reservation, you won’t have to pick and choose; you can do all that and more at your own leisure. Horseneck Beach is open from sunrise to sunset, so you can take your time and enjoy the whole day there.
This forest has over 5,000 acres that you can explore by foot, horseback, or dirtbike. The area has several amenities such as a grilling area, athletic courts, and a wading pool. There is also free parking, so drive over and tire yourself out with a full day of fun!
Now that summer is approaching, going to the beach is a great way to get some fresh outdoor air and enjoy the waves and sand. South Shore Beach is a popular year-round destination due to the impressive sunsets and beautiful view of the Rhode Island Sound. Spend your day soaking up the sun or rent out a kayak if you want to get off land and expend more energy.
This trail is an idyllic 2- mile stroll through forested wetlands full of different wildlife species and vegetation. As there is a boardwalk path, the trail is especially beneficial for children or handicapped individuals who may otherwise have more difficulty navigating the wetlands.
Beautiful scenery and wine? It’s up to you; the Westport Rivers Vineyard has a vast selection of wines and tasty bites for your enjoyment at the farm, as well as complimentary public tours. Wine tastings begin at $12 for a minimum of six wines, and private vineyard tours are $10 a head for a minimum of 20 people. If you’re looking to spend the day with beautiful scenery and quality beverages, give the vineyard a visit!
There are all kinds of outdoor activities that you can partake in; the main idea is to enjoy yourself and what nature has to offer. Don’t forget your sunscreen – and possibly your bug repellent – before you leave the house!