There are many great activities to do for the whole family to enjoy in Monroe, CT. One of the popular recreation activities is taking the family to enjoy the Housatonic River for the day. The Housatonic River runs alongside the town of Monroe. Lake Zoar in Monroe is a reservoir of the Housatonic River. The Stevenson Dam holds back Lake Zoar and is a bridge across the Housatonic River for Connecticut Route 34. The Housatonic River is enjoyed by many in the area for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, boating, tubing and fishing.
Aside from swimming, Monroe also has many trails to hike. The 5 mile scenic trail of Rails to Trails allows for walking, biking and hiking. Another great place for hiking is the Webb Mountain Park and William E. Wolfe Park. The Webb Mountain Park is ideal for camping and hiking. The William E. Wolfe Park has hiking, an area for picnics, a public pool, a playground, and sports fields.
Another popular activity for Monroe residents to enjoy (that passes through Monroe) is The Centennial Watershed State Forest. This forest has 15,300 acres of land, and is 90 percent in Fairfield County. The large forest offers opportunities for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, bird watching, hunting and even fishing.
With the abundance of state parks and forests in Monroe, there is also a risk that trees pose on residents. Since Monroe is in close proximity to Shelton, is is also good to be aware of Shelton Tree Removal. Trees that are leaning over or are weak need to be taken down before they cause harm to residents or structures. Branches may fall from trees and cause harm to residents trying to enjoy the parks. So take precaution, and take care of any trees that need to be removed with Monroe Tree Removal.