Get in the spirit of things this winter with a fun family getaway to The Lloyd in Stamford, Connecticut! Our guest rooms and suites offer the perfect accommodations for wintertime adventures in Fairfield County suitable for the whole gang.
Here are just a few ideas for seasonal family activities out of a boutique Stamford home base here at The Lloyd!
Winter Hiking & Snowshoeing
Depending on current conditions, the wealth of outdoor destinations easily accessible from The Lloyd provide awesome opportunities for winter hiking, snowshoeing, or both.
Among a number of excellent nearby options for hitting the trails—snowy or not—on a day trip from our Stamford hotel is the Mianus River Park, a nearly 400-acre mosaic of lovely, glacially sculpted terrain made up of Stamford and Greenwich city property as well as the Mianus River State Park (aka “Treetops”) parcel.
Then there are the beautiful trails lacing through hardwood forest and meadows in the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, a beloved spot for both outdoor recreation and education. The trail system in the facility’s Overbrook Nature Center links with the footpaths of the Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens as well: another great place to roam, what with a dozen individual gardens and a blend of cultivated and natural landscapes.
You can track down more topnotch winter hiking and snowshoeing an easy drive from The Lloyd across the New York border to the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, a 4,315-acre preserve ranking as the biggest park in Westchester County. More than 35 miles of trails await you in these hilly forests: Hike or snowshoe through Deer Hollow, out to Leatherman’s Cave, up to the 860-foot high point of the park, or to the vantages of Raven Rocks, Castle Rock, and Spy Rock overlooking the valley of the Stone Hill River.
Perhaps you and the rest of the crew might enjoy some quality time indulging in a truly classic winter activity here in the Northeast: ice skating. Well, as it happens you’ve got more than a few fine rinks within shouting distance, not least the new Steven and Alexandra Cohen Skating Center in Mill River Park. At more than 9,000 square feet, this rink—which can accommodate as many as 150 skaters—sprawls larger than New York City’s world-famous Rockefeller Center version. The Mill River Park rink opens on November 21st and through late February will welcome skaters of all skill levels seven days a week: from 5 to 9 PM Mondays through Thursdays, 5 to 9:30 PM on Fridays, 11 AM to 9:30 PM on Saturdays, and 11 AM to 9 PM on Sundays.
Another easy-to-reach skating spot is Terry Conners Rink over in Cove Park along the Long Island Sound waterfront.
Join Us for a Winter Family Getaway in Fairfield County at The Lloyd
From the woodsy ways and stirring views of Mianus River Park and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation to Stamford’s very own topnotch skating rinks, treat yourself to a weekend’s (or week’s) worth of winter fun here in Fairfield County, Connecticut with a family getaway at The Lloyd!