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Address: 5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798
Phone Number: +1 203-263-3711
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I like this place for a simple trail walk without too much effort. It's in a very peaceful part of Woodbury and kind of hard to pass by when you just want to sit and eat a picnic... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 20, 2016
Paula B
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Woodbury, Connecticut
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Woodbury, Connecticut
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48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

I like this place for a simple trail walk without too much effort. It's in a very peaceful part of Woodbury and kind of hard to pass by when you just want to sit and eat a picnic lunch. Clean, easy to walk, and good parking.

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Thank Paula B
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

My children go to Flander's for summer camp and love it. Every year they ask for "farm camp." They explore all areas of the Nature center: trails, ponds, barn, etc. The counselors are fantastic as well! Flander's offers more than camp. There are different sites with different trails. All beautiful and well kept. Possibly one of my favorite places in... More 

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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137 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

My boyfriend and I were pretty disappointed by this trail. We spend most weekends during the summer hiking or taking nature walks and have traveled all over the state. However, we were pretty disappointed by Flander's. There was not too much to see and the trails were not well defined.

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Thank aavct90
Woodbury, Connecticut
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32 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

My family and I enjoy hiking the trails at the nature preserve. There are some nice hikes through the woods and good look-outs over ponds. The maple sugar shack is fantastic, with tours during the season (check the website, but usually Feb-Mar). They collect their own sap on-site and have a still. The syrup is delicious!

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Thank CaptainMorgan1663
Woodbury, Connecticut
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48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

Big fan of this place for a trail walk or hike any time of the year. The bog walk, as I refer to it, is less pleasant during the hot and sticky months, but the rest of the trails are beautiful with such peaceful surroundings. Not a lot of foot traffic there the several times I have gone, but not... More 

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Thank Paula B
Salem, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016

So glad this land is preserved, and that the staff has taken an active interest in the community and the town's land. Also, they offer nice programs for volunteers and for adults and youth. Great syrup too.

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Thank Brooksiders
Watertown, CT
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97 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2015

Gem of a place. Great activities, camps and classes for kids. Brings you back to appreciating the simple pleasures of the outdoors. Miss Diane is honestly one of the most patient, loving individuals I have ever met. She loves all kids for who they are, and really makes each and every one feel loved and important.

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Thank jsl_96
Southbury, Connecticut
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225 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went on a owl prowl with a naturalist on a cold and windy November night. It was so interesting. Unfortunately we did not see any owls except for the one the naturalist had brought with him. The lecture was informative and fun.

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Thank sandy0106
Woodbury, Connecticut
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

There are several areas for Flanders the main area is on 5 Churchhill Road. The others are land trusts for hiking. Van Vleck Farm and Nature Sanctuary Trail, Whittemore Sanctuary Trail, Hetzel Refuge Trail, Map, Fleming Preserve Trail, Marzahl Property Trail, Plumb Brook Property Trail and the Botany Trail. For more information regarding these trails go to http://www.flandersnaturecenter.org/flanders_places/hiking_trail_maps.html

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Danbury, Connecticut
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53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

Kids of all ages will enjoy the trails and information about the flora & fauna seen here. The naturalists are interesting and appear to enjoy educating visitors in the various programs offered.

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