Recreation

The 5k Fun Runs are very popular. Photo supplied.

The Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park is a wonderful recreational resource and a great place to enjoy the outdoors.  The Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park promotes passive recreation, muscle-powered activities not requiring any sort of structure or development.

At the Preserve & Park, you’ll find more than twelve miles of marked trails you, your family, and friends can enjoy at no charge.  You can visit and explore on your own time, at your own pace, or take part in a scheduled event.  Whether you want to stroll quietly through the forests and meadows with a friend or participate in a formal snowshoe event, the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park has something for you.

Informal Recreation Opportunities

Trails are open to the public and available for specified uses.  The lands and waters provide opportunities for birding, tracking, or observing any aspect of nature you desire – dragonflies?  deer ticks?

Formal Recreation Opportunities

The Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park offers recreation-based programs focused on particular activities.  Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are two examples.

The Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park partners with the Saratoga Stryders each summer to sponsor the 5K Fun Run Series at Camp Saratoga.  This series of five 5K runs benefits the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park.

The Preserve & Park also teams with the Saratoga Stryders on an annual 8K Snowshoe Race at the Camp Saratoga parcel.  Usually a qualifier for the National Snowshoe Championship, racers from across the northeast attend.  Proceeds benefit the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park.