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NBLA Riders Enjoy Tarrywile Park And Happy Trails Farm



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Newtown Bridle Lands Association (NBLA) hosted a group trail ride through Tarrywile Park in Danbury on June 8. The participating riders met at Happy Trails Farm in Danbury, which is owned by Ed and Lucy Prybylski.

Ed Prybylski refers to the farm as a little bit of Yellowstone (the TV series) in Fairfield County. Eight riders left the farm and crossed Mountainville Road, entering a large hay field that is part of Tarrywile Park, a 722-acre municipal park open to all residents of the Greater Danbury area community. The Park, once an active dairy farm and fruit orchard, is now home to 21 miles of hiking trails, two ponds, a lake, and several picnic areas.

The trail ride, led by Janet Harner, took the riders past an abandoned castle and then followed the Orange Trail, which meandered through woods that were exploding with white mountain laurel blooms. After the 90-minute ride the group returned to Happy Trails for a cowboy brunch. Scrambled eggs, thick bacon, and cowboy coffee were on the menu.

NBLA has many events still planned for the remainder of 2024. Visit nblact.org for details and to join.

Newtown Bridle Lands Association held a trail ride at Tarrywile Park followed by Campfire Brunch at Happy Trails Farm in Danbury on June 8. Pictured are, from left: Jen Anto on Twix, Alison James on Jimmy Choo, Peggy McGowan on Scotland, Rose Goldfine on Roany, Tracy Van Buskirk on Little Bear, Janet Harner on Mo, Amy Smith on Tigger, and Joanne David on Brandy. —photo courtesy Lucy Prybylski
Participants enjoy the trails through the park. —photos courtesy Tracy Van Buskirk
Ed Prybylski prepares cowboy coffee for trail ride participants at Happy Trails Farm in Danbury.
Breakfast anybody? Lucy Prybylski made sure the trail riders did not go home hungry.
Riders enjoyed the beautiful mountain laurel throughout the forest.
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