Directions to Selleck's Woods


Head towards Norwalk on the Post Rd., turn right at Trader Joes/Rory’s on to Kings Hwy North. Immediately after you go over I-95, turn right onto Parklands Drive and continue past the buildings to the entrance to Dunlap/Selleck’s Woods.

Google maps directions click here


The Woods


Although technically two different properties, SELLECK’S WOODS (28 acres purchased in 1963 by the Town of Darien) and DUNLAP WOODS (22 acres owned by The Darien Land Trust) are in fact one large nature preserve.


With almost 2 miles of trails, the woods are a wonderland of ecologically diverse fauna and flora. There are 7 distinct ecosystems ranging from densely wooded areas to ponds, marshes, swamps, streams and even prairie pockets. A 1997 study sponsored by the Darien Nature Center identified 114 plant species. The woods also serve an important role in maintaining local wildlife populations by providing critical sanctuary for our songbirds, shorebirds, waterfowl and small mammals.


The "Friends of Selleck’s Woods" help protect the Nature Preserve status of the woods, lay trails and wood chips, organize clean ups and build bridges. We also work with the Darien Park and Recreation Commission and the Darien Land Trust to erect signs and organize field trips and nature walks.


For PROGRAMS and TOURS Click here


We welcome all nature groups and anyone who thinks a beautiful wildlife park in Darien is a good idea.


Those interested in field trips or volunteering help may call: Chris Filmer (203) 655-2445

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Selleck's Woods

remains open to the public on the condition that visitors remain at least 6 feet from each other and do not congregate. Please enjoy the woods and help retain our privilege.



No Boats of any kind allowed!


Recent Events:



Sunday April 18, 2021

Bring the family and help rake wood chips to help maintain our lovely trails. See pix from 2019 trail fix here.




Sunday May 16, 2021

Save the date. The event is being planned and more details to follow. We hope to have Animal Exhibits, Fairy houses and Adventure Land with zip-line and archery.





from Darien Patch:



Chris Filmer - President

Who we are


We are a private 501(c)3 non-profit organization that cares for Selleck's Woods on behalf of the Darien Parks and Recreation Commission.



Our Mission


"To protect Selleck’s Woods as a nature preserve and as a place for quiet recreation where:

  • some may find a source of personal renewal,
  • and the young, a source of wonder and growth."



Programs and Tours

The Experience of the Woods

Map of the Woods


Preschoolers at "I Spy Corner"


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