One of town’s most off-the-beaten path trails is Jones Trail, just beyond the cul-de-sac of Lounsbury Lane. Park along the side of the road and make your way up the unpaved portion of the road (which actually continues out to Lounsbury Road to the north); a sign for the trail is on the right. Traverse this out-and-back trail through the beautiful forest blanketed in scarlet and gold. Hiking boots or a good trail sneaker are recommended as the trail changes terrain frequently; roots, moss-covered rocks, and narrow paths in places make for a hike during which you’ll need to pay attention to your steps as much as you’ll want to admire the scenery. At the peak of the first little climb is a beautiful view of the Hickories Farm. It’s a bucolic scene to be sure, and you may even see a few animals — and pumpkins! — scattered about the property. The full hike will take about an hour, becoming more hilly toward the east, and less toward the trailhead.
Ridgefield boasts an immense amount of open space (much of it suitable for children and dogs, too!) and we encourage you to get out and explore. There is no better time of year to enjoy the woods and trails — and there has been no better circumstance to spend time outdoors enjoying some crisp, fresh air. Be sure to dive into all the nature trails of Ridgefield – we invite you to explore!