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Breadloaf Mountain Hiking Trail, Corner of Routes 4 and 7, Cornwall Bridge, CT:Hiking with views, trail is clearly marked. Follow  Appalachian Trail north to Pine Knob Loop or south toward Kent. 

Bull’s Bridge, Rte 7, South Kent,  CT:Scenic, historic covered bridge, waterfalls, old power station, riverwalk, Appalachian Trail, fly-fishing.

Buttercup Farm Audubon Sanctuary, off  Rte  82 between Pine Plains and Stanfordville, NY, 518-325-5203:500 acres of diverse habitats, six miles of trails throughout the sanctuary. Open daily year-round. Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust, Flanders Road, Woodbury, CT, 203-263-3711, www.flandersnaturecenter.org: Sanctuaries and preserves, farm, community garden, hiking trails, maps, programs for all ages. 

Kent Falls State Park, Rte 7, Kent, CT, 860-927-3238:Waterfall, open field, picnic area with tables, wooded trails for hiking, parking. 

Macedonia Brook State Park, 159 Macedonia Brook  Rd, Kent, CT, 860-927-3238:Campsites, picnicking, stream fishing, hiking, biking. Park open 8 am-sunset. 

Miles Wildlife Sanctuary, 99 West Cornwall Rd, Sharon, CT, 860-364-0048, www.sharon.audubon.org:Self-guided trails, hiking and  birding. The sanctuary is part of Sharon Audubon. 

Project Native, 342 North Plain Rd, Housatonic, MA, 413-274-3433, www.projectnative.org:A 54-acre farm, nursery and wildlife sanctuary. The butterfly house is open daily, 10:30 am-4 pm. Free.