Woodcock Nature Center is a non-profit nature center dedicated to serving Ridgefield and Wilton and beyond since 1972. For 46 years Woodcock has provided educational programming for over 4,000 learners of all ages each year including school field trips and our popular summer camps and enrichment programs, which support our educational efforts by immersing children in direct experiences with nature. We partner with local organizations to present lectures, workshops, and films, and our guided hikes, Mommy and Me classes and on-site animal encounters provide a means for the public to engage with and learn from our natural world.
Our 149 acres of preserve straddling Ridgefield and Wilton incudes 3 miles of hiking trails which remain a resource for hikers, birders and outdoor enthusiasts. Woodcock’s trails, nature center, and outdoor aviaries (where we care for 5 non-releasable birds of prey as well as 30 reptiles and amphibians) are publicly accessible year-round with no admission fee.