CHAFFINCH ISLAND PARK
39 Deepwood Dr, Guilford, CT 06437
22-acre park at the banks of the mouth of the West River, with scenic views of Long Island Sound. Chaffinch Island features grass areas, rocks, a small sandy beach, and ever changing landscapes depending on the season. The north and west sides of the island are tidal channels flowing through salt marshes, and all sides have rocks perfect for sitting. This beach location has a history of LOW WIND so is a favorite among clients. Take Route 1 to Route 77, then south around the Guilford Town Green and turn right on Route 146. Take a left on Mulberry Point Road shortly after crossing the West River. Take a left on Chaffinch Island Road and follow to the end.
245-323 Copse Rd, Madison, CT 06443
On 64 acres, Bauer Park features a big white farmhouse, large barn, open fields, community gardens, a covered bridge and tall grasses, this location is great for family portraits especially in the fall season. From the covered bridge, visitors can make their way to a post-and-beam barn made of chestnut from when the trees still scattered the landscape. It's a typical picturesque old New England barn setting along an country road. Driving from I-95 take exit 61, follow Route 79 north, for 500 feet to Hunters Trail. Turn left onto Hunters Trail and follow for ½ mile to intersection with Copse Road. The Farmhouse will be diagonally across from you. Entrance drive is next to the farmhouse.
75 Cliff St, New Haven, CT 06511
The 22-acre park features the original stone wall of the Frederick F. Brewster Estate, greenhouses, carriage house, gatehouse, and bridge from the Brewster estate. There is also a large fountain and community gardens. The Sarah T. Crosby Conservatory in the Community Greenhouses features a rain forest exhibit, a dry landscape with desert plants, and orchids.
CHATFIELD HOLLOW STATE PARK
381 CT-80, Killingworth, CT 0641
Chatfield Hollow State Park is a public recreation area occupying 412 acres that lie adjacent to Cockaponset State Forest in the town of Killingworth, Connecticut. The state park offers hiking trails, a swimming beach, trout fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing, and picnicking areas. Park attractions include 6.67-acre Schreeder Pond, Indian caves, historic sites, a restored water wheel, and a reproduction covered bridge. There is a weekend/holiday parking fee at Chatfield Hollow State Park for non-residents. Memorial weekend through Labor Day. From Route 9: take Exit 9. Follow Route 81 south to Route 80 west and watch for park entrance signs on right. From I-95: take Exit 63. Follow Route 81 north to Route 80 west and watch for park entrance signs on right.
BRANFORD SUPPLY POND
[1 - 99] Short Rocks Rd, Branford, CT 06405
The ponds are part of a huge 800-acre swath of greenway running north and west to the town's Pisgah Brook Preserve and Regional Water Authority's Saltonstall Mountain Preserve. The main entry to the hiking system of the ponds' – a former water supply area for the town dating back to the early 1900s – is located near a bridge and causeway separating the pair of water bodies. The beauty of the ponds is rather stunning with huge white pines and oak trees lining the banks and reflecting off the serene surface. This park has man great areas for photos but DOES REQUIRE a 5-10 minute hike to many areas. From Route 1 take either Mill Plain Road to Short Rocks Road or Chestnut Street north to the main parking area. There are plenty of places to park along North Chestnut St and Short Rock
EAST WHARF BEACH
122 Middle Beach Rd, Madison, CT 06443
Approximately 1.8 acres in size, this beach features a walking/fishing pier that was a former ship building site on Long Island Sound. The park is open to the general public - seasonal fees apply.
524 Brooksvale Ave, Hamden, CT 06518
Brooksvale Park is a 500 acre public park owned and operated by the town of Hamden, CT. Brooksvale is a farm inspired park that includes farm animals, an organic vegetable/herb garden, a sugar shack for boiling maple syrup, a bee apiary, fields for recreational use, and hiking trails. The park is open from 8:00 am to dusk 365 days a year. Feeding of the barnyard animals is prohibited.
UNDISCLOSED TREE FARM
This tree farm is available with permission by the owners only. Location disclosed upon session booking.