Discovery Center to host Ives Trail Greenway hike this weekend

The Discovery Center at Ridgefield is offering a public hike on Sunday, July 29, at 1 p.m.

The Ives Trail Greenway was named in honor of Charles E. Ives (1874-1954), who holds the distinction of being the Connecticut State Composer. Born in Danbury, he is noted for his original classical compositions, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1947 for his Symphony Number 3.

We will see the site of Ives’ cabin on Pine Mountain, where on a clear day you can see Long Island Sound. The 20-mile greenway connects the open spaces in the towns of Ridgefield, Danbury, Redding and Bethel. Our plan is to hike the trail in pieces. This first section will cover 3.5 miles from Bennett's Pond to Pine Mountain. We will park cars at both ends to make this a one-way hike.

Participants should bring good hiking shoes, water, bug spray, and sunscreen. Optional: binoculars and a walking stick. The program is free but registration is required, which can be done at or by calling 203-438-1063.