38 Bruce Park Dr, Greenwich, CT 06830, USA
Welcome to Bruce Park located on your left. This park is a hidden gem of Greenwich offering picturesque views of the nearby ponds and The Long Island Sound. The paved walkways make this park great for running and biking, they also get plowed in the wintertime making this a great spot for playing in the snow. They also offer plenty of amenities like tennis courts, picnic areas, and a playground. Keep your eyes peeled for swans that frequent the ponds. We will also be passing the East-Coast Greenway that runs through this park. The East Coast Greenway started in 1991 and now offers 3,000 miles of the bikeable route that goes all the way from Maine to Florida. You may see a strange sculpture of a bronze spike, this spike is actually the Millennium Sundial, so you’re in luck next time you check the time and you’re without a phone! If you’re looking for more things to do, head over to The Bruce Museum of Art and Science on your right. You’ll find exhibits on all things science ranging from geology, archaeology, and even live- marine animals. Did you know The Bruce Museum offers a touchable meteorite? Make sure to take a right up at Steamboat road.
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Here will be passing the Greenwich Station on your left. Greenwich Station is served by the MTA Metro-North. Metro- North is a suburban commuter rail that offers service between New York City and the surrounding New York and Connecticut suburbs. Did you know the MTA Metro-North railroad is the 3rd largest commuter rail in the US? Continue right onto Arch Street.
50 Arch St, Greenwich, CT 06830, USA
Welcome to Downtown Greenwich, on your right we will be coming up on Diane’s Books. Diane’s Books started in the 1990s and was one of 7 independent bookstores in the area. Now Diane’s Books is the last independent bookstore downtown. Founded by Diane Garret, she lives by the motto “ I don’t care what you’re reading as long as you’re reading” and is often referred to by locals as “The Book Matchmaker”. Downtown is often referred to as the “Shopping district”, and for good reason, you won't be pressed to find plenty of shopping in this area. You’ll find high-end retailers like Tiffany’s, Hermes, and Saks Fifth Avenue as well as brand name stores like Lululemon and Vineyard Vines. Take a right at Heymeyer Plaza and then a left at Mason Street.
123 Mason St, Greenwich, CT 06830, USA
Got a sweet tooth? Stop by Raphael’s Bakery on your left. Raphael’s was originally opened by Raphaël Dequeker, a French native and 3rd generation pâtissier in his family. Enjoy authentic French Pastries like sweet, crisp macarons, indulgent eclairs, and flaky croissants. If you’re looking for the perfect gift, you’ve got to stop by Splurge. Splurge is a locally owned and one-of-a-kind shopping experience, started in 2007 by long-time Fairfield resident Sonia Malloy. A great part about Splurge is they offer a concierge service, call or email ahead about the people you’re shopping for and they will pull items to show you, making shopping easier while also saving you time. On your right, we will pass the YMCA of Greenwich, which has been serving the Greenwich community since 1916. Enjoy access to an Olympic-sized pool and diving as well as fitness classes and community-based activities. Make sure to take a right up at East Putnam Ave.
232 E Putnam Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830, USA
On your left, we will be passing the historic Putnam Cottage. Originally built in the 17th century as a home for Captain Israel Knapp, it soon evolved into a tavern and meeting spot for Freemasons. In The American Revolution, the tavern served many militias and continental troops, most notably, George Washington’s Troops stopped here in 1776 for lunch. In the 19th Century, The DAR helped raise funds to restore and return the cottage to its 17th-century appearance. Today, the Cottage is maintained as a revolutionary museum, staffed by volunteers of the DAR. Here you can find authentic 18th-century pieces as well as a collection of General Putnam Memorabilia. You can either visit the Museum by appointment or stop in during one of their many public events.
245 E Putnam Ave, Cos Cob, CT 06807, USA
On your left, we will be passing Greenwich’s famous Acuri’s Pizza and Salad. Acuri’s has been serving Greenwich for over 45 years, first opening its doors in 1971, and is now considered a landmark of Greenwich. Acuri’s prides itself on using recipes passed down throughout generations, dating back to the owner’s great-great grandmother and grandfather from Calabria, Italy. Try their “Generation” salad, it's a favorite among locals. If you’re looking for something more indulgent you can go wrong with a slice of gooey cheese pizza and an order of garlic knots. Take right up at Sound Beach Ave.
Sound Beach Ave and Old Green Greenwich RR Station, Greenwich, CT 06870, USA
We will be entering Old Greenwich. This area was originally referred to as “Elizabeth Neck” in reference to its original founder, Elizabeth Fones, niece and daughter in law of John Winthrop. On your left we will pass the Old Greenwich Railroad Station which was built in 1894 and added to the national registry of historic places in 1989. On your left you will see Sweet Pea’s Baking company, this cozy cafe is great for a pre-beach breakfast or a mid-day brunch with friends. Got a sweet tooth? Enjoy a fresh double chocolate croissant or if you’re looking for something more savory try their roasted veggie Panini. With all that great food, if you’re looking for a picnic spot, visit Old Greenwich’s Binney Park. Binney Park has been around since 1933 and is a beloved part of Greenwich’s history. You’ll find a picturesque pond and weeping willows making it a perfect backdrop to a springtime picnic. Continue straight down South Beach ave as we make our way to Greenwich Point Beach.
Greenwich Point Park, 7 Tods Driftway, Old Greenwich, CT 06870, USA
Welcome to Greenwich Point Beach, one of the four beaches here in Greenwich. The Gravel walkway along the beach makes this a great place for a walk, jog, or bike ride. Enjoy views of the Long Island Sound and the faint lights of New York City. At low tide, Greenwich Point is a perfect place for shellfishing. Enjoy digging for fresh Oysters, and if you need help, Shellfish Wardens are available to help assist and give tips for all shuckers alike. Did you know Connecticut harvests over 200,00 bushels of Oysters annually? Charcoal grills are located near the park as well as picnic tables, making a beach day picnic easy and accessible. However, if you’d have a hassle-free meal, the Beach also offers concessions like hamburgers, hotdogs, and sodas at your convenience. Did you know Greenwich Point just joined the National Register of Historic Places in 2021? That concludes our tour of Greenwich. If you liked what you saw and want to find out more information, give NestSeekers International a call at (203) 921-9987 or send them an email at email@example.com. Thanks again for taking this tour with UCPlaces!