Take a walk on the Vista Road Open Space paths with the Wilton Conservation Commission this Sunday, Feb. 28.
The 36-acre parcel in Northern Wilton was originally intended to be land for a school when the town purchased it in 1966. But thanks to declining enrollment, Wilton never developed the property as a school. Instead, in 1994 the open space was blazed with a single loop trail with access trails from Vista and Bald Hill Rds., as well as one trail leading to a swamp lookout and Wilton Land Conservation Trust property.
The area is primarily flat, though wooded. It is a good example of an open space preserved within a residential community. The walk will take about 45 minutes and will be followed by refreshments and time to chat. If there is snow, walkers with snowshoes are encouraged to bring and use them. Children are welcome, and dogs on leash may also attend.
The entry to this area is off of Bald Hill Rd. (on the left coming from Ridgefield Rd.) about halfway down the road. Parking is available along the road.
The walk begins at 1 p.m.. Pre-registration is highly recommended so organizers can plan properly for refreshments, and can advise participants of the cancellation plan should the weather be inclement. To pre-register, call Jackie Algon at 203.210.5240 and leave a message indicating how many persons will attend and a contact phone number or email address.
The walk is sponsored by the Wilton Conservation Commission, Wilton Garden Club and Norwalk River Watershed Association.