Bennetts Pond Trail System is a heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ridgefield, CT that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
The trail is just as described, easy. Although that doesn't take away from the rock formations, the pond and general peace that exists here. (There is some white noise from the traffic upon entry based on where I parked) I've had my dog out here a few times I've not found it busy at all during the week. Clean. Safe.
Two relatively easy loops (1 and 2 mile loops), one of which runs partially along a marshy lake. Great if you want to see birds and beavers. Fishing possible but very difficult from shore and it's a bit of a hike with a kayak or canoe and no easy launch because of lily pads and other grasses. There are several out and backs and/or loops that can be made in the northern part of the park and into the adjoining Ridgefield open spaces and Wooster Mountain State park in Danbury. This park is popular among mountain bikers. This used to be a a tree farm in the early to mid 20th century and you can see craters where tress were removed as well as parts of the foundation of the old inn on the grounds. Parts of the trail get pretty muddy after rain.