Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center
The Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center, a town owned and operated park, is located in Ansonia, Connecticut. While providing active and passive recreational opportunities to area residents, nature oriented education is our focus. Substantial program and project support is provided by the Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center, Inc. Use of this facility is free and open to the general public. Park rules and regulations are posted on the outdoor bulletin board along with posters depicting the coming attractions. Visitors are welcome everyday from sunup to sundown. The interpretive center and office hours are from 9 to 5 daily with the exception of major holidays.
Beside the winding Housatonic River rises Bartholomew's Cobble, a natural rock garden of ferns and rare wildflowers.
Visitors may explore this delicate woodland community by walking Ledges Interpretive Trail. A network of other trails leads through forest, meadow and pastureland to the top of Hulburt's Hill with its magnificent views of the Housatonic valley.
A flyway for more than 200 bird species, this 294-acre Reservation is an ideal spot to study nature, picnic and enjoy scenic views. Discover the Cobble, and join many visitors who find it one of New England's most unique natural areas.
Stanley Park is pleased to offer, free to the public, numerous educational, cultural and entertainment venues. Stanley Park also provides boundless access to both passive and active recreational opportunities.
We have interpreted Stanley Park through the use of audio and video technology, and interactive maps. This virtual sampler reflects the natural beauty and events that are available year round within our three hundred acres.
Stanley Park is handicap accessible in most areas of the park. For individuals who would like to inquire about accommodations, please contact the park office at (413) 568-9312.