Bates-Scofield House and Scofield Barn Museum

45 Old Kings Highway North, Darien, CT 06820.

I-95, Exit 13. (203) 655-9233. Museum is housed in an 18th century saltbox, open for tours Tues. – Thurs. noon-5, Sun. noon-3. The Scofield Barn exhibition space has changing exhibits on a variety of topics. Collections include costumes, New England furniture, books and manuscripts related to the history of Darien.

Darien Arts Center

2 Renshaw Rd., Darien, CT 06820.

Darien Town Hall. (I-95 Ex. 11, Rte. 15 Ex. 37). (203) 655-8683. Box Office: 203-655-5414. Programs include: DAC Stage, Dance, Music, Kids' Theatre and Visual Arts. Office: Mon.-Fri. 10-4

Darien Nature Center

120 Brookside Rd., Darien, CT 06820.

I-95, Exit 12, Rte. 15 Ex. 37. (203) 655-7459. . Located in Cherry Lawn Park, this state-of-the-art environmental education center offers educational programs, changing exhibits and lectures. Walking trails. Mon. – Fri. 9-4, Sat. 9 – 1. Adm.

Pear Point Beach

Pear Tree Point Road, Darien, CT 06820.

(203)-656-7325. I-95 Ex. 11. Pear Tree Point Beach is an 8-acre sandy beach loaded with amenities including picnic tables and grills, a bath house, a gazebo, handicapped access, and a concession stand in addition to two great beaches. It also features an excellent boat launch ramp. Contact City of Darien for fee schedule and resident and non resident day passes.

Weed Beach

Nearwater Lane, Darien, CT 06820.

(203)-656-7325. I-95 Ex. 11. This 22-acre park includes a large sandy beach, picnic areas, bathhouse, concession stand, children's play areas, 6 tennis courts, 5 paddle tennis courts, a fit trail with equipment,boating, fishing, swimming, and a windsurfing area. Contact Town of Darien for fee schedule and resident and non resident day passes.