Last weekend, my family and I decided to check out a new trail on the suggestions of some of our good friends. It was a beautiful day, so we figured that we would head over to Redding and explore the Saugatuck Trail.

We walked along the water, and I think the next time, we'll go for the longer, less rocky trail. The kids did well, but I was nervous because it was very rocky. There were some great picture opportunities along the trail though.

You will find changes of scenery throughout the trail. There are fields, which remind me of a trail you might picture in a fairytale. There are also wooded trails and rocky trails along the water.

Photo Credit: Liz Kaye
Photo Credit: Liz Kaye

We liked all the wildlife that is in the area, too. There are birdhouses in the fields, so you can do a bit of bird watching. You might see some turtles in the water, and there are lots of flowers around that attract bees and beautiful butterflies. The kids loved watching the butterflies.

Photo Credit: Liz Kaye

After walking along the trail, we reached the top where the falls are. That's where we stopped for water and snacks. It was a nice relaxing way to enjoy our break from the hike. Plus, we were able to get some nice pictures of the falls.

Photo Credit: Liz Kaye

I'm sure we will walk this trail again. We all really enjoyed all the changes of scenery throughout the walk and, of course, the falls were beautiful to look at. You can check out a map of the different trails on ct.gov.

Have you ever been to Saugatuck Falls?

Here are the other parks we have explored:

 

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