Greenwich, CT —
“Backcountry” Greenwich

Situated north of the Merritt Parkway, in Greenwich, Connecticut, there is a feeling of being in Vermont but with the proximity of 35 miles to New York City. The homes all have four acre zoning which gives privacy and offers extraordinarily beautiful countryside with large luxury properties and small charming ones as well. Many “rich & famous” have lived here and currently do. One exception to this zoning is Conyers Farm (former owner was CEO of Schenley’s Liquors) which has zoning of 10 minimum acres lot and estates with 60 lots.

The town’s golf course, the “Griff” is wonderful, challenging, and my husband made a “hole-in-one there! There are three private country clubs in the back country if you wish to join.
The Audubon Headquarters and Study Center is impressive and presents a learning and discovery experience of wildlife among it’s 686 acres.

"At Greenwich Polo, I feel like “Pretty Woman” with my hat, dress and a blanket."

Hiking and riding trails in the Babcock Preserve among the 297 acres is so delightful.
At Greenwich Polo, I feel like “Pretty Woman” with my hat, dress and a blanket. A basket with champagne & cheese, and I am ready to “Giddy Up!” Every Sunday in the summer for a small fee, it’s a delightful day of people watching, legendary teams, professional players and champion polo ponies. With 2,000 spectators flocking from the tri-state area, Greenwich Polo host many dignitaries and celebrities.

The Greenwich riding trails have over 150 miles of trails. You can join this club, GRTA for $90 a year if you own or have access to a horse. There is only one store north of the parkway, which is the Round Hill Store, built in 1801 with a creaky front porch. Once, I met the charming Mel Gibson having his morning coffee. His home was just a few steps away. I also remember that before cell phones, this was the only place that had a public telephone where realtors would call for appointments for 25 cents. Sometimes on a Saturday, a realtor would have to wait in line.
The beautiful nature of “backcountry” is what makes it so special.

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