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AUDUBON CENTER - Burr Street
This is where our 360's originated from - the town of Fairfield CT. We are in the southwest corner of Connecticut sitting on the coast of Long Island Sound not far from the big city, about 50 miles.
I would not call Fairfield a typical New England town but it's a nice place to live having both green space, beaches and urban areas close at hand. It is a family oriented community, population over 50,000, with lots of schools and a good sized downtown area that is still inventing itself. Money Magazine named Fairfield #9 in their best places to live in the US in 2006.
The 360 scenes displayed below will give you a feel for the area and the surrounding natural spaces. There are many "open spaces" that are being preserved in Fairfield, most with hiking and some with fishing.
A great spot for walking in the woods. Plenty of groomed trails for a few hours hiking and of course bird watching. They have planned kid activities too. Worth a visit for sure.
Home to many large homes and estates, a pretty rural area. This is where the annual Dogwood Festival takes place in and around the grounds of the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church. The women of the church run the show every Mother's Day weekend to raise money for local charities - it's a great tradition and is well supported by locals.
SPRINGTIME ON GREENFIELD HILL Scenes before, during and after the Dogwood Festival on Greenfield Hill. Lots of kid and adult activities that weekend. Days before the event begins signs start sprouting up all over town. They use the same signs year after year. "Dogwood" they say and everyone knows what that means.... just "Dogwood".
Below you can see some scenes which I took before the activities began, before the grass is trampled and the roads fill up. The annual art sale, a stone sculpture display by local artist Ethan Currier and songs from the Pitchpiper singing group are examples of what you might see should you decide to join the crowds that throng to the Dogwood Festival every spring.
Greenfield Hill Cemetery sits off of Bronson Rd in the Greenfield Hill section of Fairfield. Pretty interesting burial ground which dates back to early 1700's. Read this article by Dan Quinlan of the local weekly Minuteman Newspaper for a closer look at the history. As you will see, many of the stones are broken or crooked from age.
Weeds, trees and vines appear to be overwhelming many of the gravesites, especially at the bottom of the sloping hill that is the cemetery.