Once a 100 acre farm in Canton that was later donated to the State Of Connecticut, this land was lovingly transformed into a wildlife sanctuary and outdoor classroom. The Nature Center is complete with over 5 acres of land dedicated to Nature Trails and a fascinating Birds of Prey Exhibit.
Things to Do
- Explore the Nature Center and learn about land, wildlife and animals. The Nature Center offers a plethora of special classes and events and programs for all ages. Some of these include: School Groups sessions, Homeschooling Classes, Discovery Days for preschoolers, School Vacations and Summer programs, birthday parties and scouting events.
- Go hiking on the various walking trails and kids can participate in a scavenger hunt.
- Have a picnic lunch
- Visit the Gift Shop
Roaring Brook Nature Center Insider Tips
- I recommend packing a lunch or a snack to enjoy in one of the picnic areas located throughout the park.
- The interior of the Nature Center building is somewhat tight and it may be difficult to maneuver a stroller throughout the building. You can certainly use on some of the walking trails, however.
- The Nature Center contains both real and faux animals for viewing and educating.
- There are trails to explore: The Butterfly Trail and the Red Trail are best for the littlest ones, The Butterfly trail is much more stroller accessible than the latter.
- Visit the gift shop to pay for your admission and pick up a scavenger hunt map for children. If the find three items along the scavenger hunt trail, they can receive a small prize.