One of the great things about Ridgefield is the abundance of activities for all ages to enjoy. If you haven’t yet had a chance to explore and are looking for something to do; or if you have done some exploring already, but can’t decide what to do next, here are several options to take into consideration:

If you want to enjoy nature, check out one of Ridgefield’s state and town parks – there are plenty! Go for a jog, hike, swim, bike ride, walk, picnic, or whatever else you feel up to doing that day. You can never go wrong with getting a bit of fresh air. Great Pond is a beautiful lake to swim in with lifeguard(s) on staff during open hours. greatpondGreat Pond is a great place to play volleyball, bring your kids to the playground, have a picnic at the picnic tables, or just dive right in for a swim. The lake also hosts cross pond swims, free supervised games, and lessons on kayaking.

If you have children or teens, Ridgefield has a skate park, playgrounds, Great Pond, an indoor ice-skating rink, Boys and Girls club programs, The Barn, and more. The Barn and The Boys and Girls Club are a great places for teens to hangout after school and have fun in a safe environment. If you’re looking for a good playground, Ballard Park is home to Imagination Station Playground, and the recreation center has a playground called The Sky’s The Limit. Child care is available at the wellness center as well for parents who want to get a good workout in, go for a swim, or just relax. There are a variety of fitness classes available, as well as personal training, programs for triathletes in training, healthy living education, chair massages, and drop-in programs.

main-street-in-ridgefield-ctFor those who prefer going out to shop, dine, or both, head to Main Street to support local retailers, and/or grab a delicious bite to eat at one of these hot spots around town: TerraSole Ristorante for authentic Italian food. Sarah’s Wine Bar for a laid-back atmosphere with cocktails and a bistro menu. For the pizza lovers, do not miss a chance to eat at 850 Degrees Wood Fired Grill for a slice of traditional thin-crust New York pizza. Ross’ Bread is a great spot for coffee and pastries. Foodies will have an unforgettable time tasting what Ridgefield has cooking.

This town couldn’t be complete without its public golf course. The challenging 18-hole course was designed by George and Tom Fazio. There’s a clubhouse and restaurant on site for visitors to enjoy. Another one of the many gems in this town is the Prospector Theater, bar and cafe. The theater supports adults with special needs by providing them with vocational training and work. Enjoy your movie with gourmet popcorn, themed cocktails, and big comfy seats. Those more interested in plays, concerts, orchestra symphonies or comedy shows, Ridgefield Playhouse is the place to go. After the show or performance, you can walk down a towny promenade to a nice restaurant nearby.`

These are only a few of the options Ridgefield has to keep you entertained. Don’t forget Ridgefield is roughly an hour away from New York City, and about three hours away from Boston. With that in mind, the options are truly endless. Plan an unforgettable weekend in the big city.