To See

Glasshouse

The Glass House, built between 1949 and 1995 by architect Philip Johnson, is a National Trust Historic Site located in New Canaan, Connecticut. The pastoral 49-acre landscape comprises fourteen structures, including the Glass House (1949), and features a permanent collection of 20th-century painting and sculpture, along with temporary exhibitions. Tours of the site are available in May through November and advance reservations are recommended.

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Grace Farms

Grace Farms is a welcoming new place, where a building designed by SANAA is seamlessly integrated into 80 acres of open space for people to experience nature, encounter the arts, pursue justice, foster community, and explore faith. A diverse natural habitat in the northeast corner of New Canaan, Connecticut, this former horse farm is home to numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Approximately 77 of the 80 acres will be retained in perpetuity as open meadows, woods, wetlands, and ponds.

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Silvermine Arts Center

Artists have been drawn to Silvermine since visionary sculptor Solon Borglum moved here in 1908 and established it as a place for artists to gather. The Silvermine Guild of Artists was founded in 1922 and formally incorporated in 1924 when the School of Art was established. Today, the Silvermine Arts Center, a 501(c) (3) organization, is comprised of a Guild of over 300 professional artists, five galleries presenting new exhibitions every six weeks and sponsoring prestigious regional and national competitions; a gift shop; a School of Art providing a wide range of classes for all levels of experience from ages 2 to 102; public programs; and outreach programs in the Norwalk and Stamford schools.

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To Do

Biking

Take in unique views of the Silvermine River, historical architecture, and unique flora and fauna that define this distinctive refuge on one of our Priority Bicycle fleet.

Pound Ridge Golf

18-hole facility designed by legendary golf course designer Pete Dye in Pound Ridge, New York. It features 7,171 yards of course from the back tees. The course is a par of 72 and is on 172 acres

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Silvermine Nature Preserve

This idyllic six-acre nature sanctuary in the Silvermine section of New Canaan, Connecticut is open for the public to roam, ramble, and explore. The Trust for Public Land worked with the New Canaan Land Trust to protect the six-acre New Canaan property of Jim and Betsey Fowler… and creates new public access to the neighboring New Canaan Land Trust 41-acre Kelley Upland Sanctuary.

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Fishing

Whether you’re baitcasting, fly fishing or spinning, your chances of getting a bite here are good. And in the off chance you don't land a catch, you'll surely witness the resident river otter on his daily commute along the falls. Talk to our concierge about booking a private lesson with local expert.

Getting Around

Uber

Even in the country, Uber is still an efficient and easy way to get around. Use your app to locate nearest drivers in the area.

Train

Metro North services nearby towns of New Canaan, Norwalk, and Darien with local and express trains running hourly within the area as well as to and from Grand Central Terminal in the heart of New York City. Insider tip: Download the MTA app and skip the ticket line on the station platform.

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Private Car

Let GrayBarns book you a private car to and from the airport or pick you up in our partner vehicle