Greenwich Point

Also known as Tod’s Point or “the beach,” Greenwich Point is an absolute stunner in every season and any weather. Great for playing in the sand, getting some sun, going for a walk, fishing, boating, windsurfing, picnicking and more. Tod’s Point requires a One Pass or guest pass for access.

Byram Park

Byram Park includes a beach, pool, boat club, clambake pavilion, playground, marina, and boat launch in addition to sports fields, and walking trails. Byram park requires a One Pass or guest pass for access.

Private Clubs: 

  • Rocky Point (Old Greenwich)
  • Riverside Yacht Club
  • Indian Harbor Yacht Club
  • Belle Haven Yacht Club


Public Course: The Griffith E Harris Golf Course

Private Courses:

  • Burning Tree Country Club
  • Fairview Country Club
  • Greenwich Country Club
  • Innis Arden Golf Club
  • The Milbrook Country Club (9 holes)
  • Round Hill Club
  • Stanwich Club
  • Tamarack Country Club

Grocery Stores

In Greenwich

  • ACME (Greenwich) - love this store - easy parking, manageable size, great prices
  • ACME (Riverside)
  • Balducci’s (Riverside)
  • Citarella (Western Greenwich) - my favorite spot for buying meals to take to friends
  • Kings (Old Greenwich)
  • Mike’s Organic Market (Cos Cob) - the best! Incredible produce and other products, great store layout, the kindest staff
  • Stop N Shop (Greenwich)
  • Whole Foods Market (Greenwich) - not my favorite parking lot !


  • COSTCO (Norwalk)
  • COSTCO (Port Chester)
  • ShopRite (Stamford) - beloved for great prices and excellent fruit 
  • Wegman’s (White Plains) - love a Wegman’s !
  • Whole Foods Market (Darien)
  • Whole Foods Market (Port Chester) - great layout

Horseback Riding and Polo

The Greenwich Riding & Trails Association (GRTA) maintains property and trails open to the public.

Greenwich Polo Club - matches are open to the public and a wide variety of ticket options are available. I typically host an event at GPC each season - please reach out if you are interested in attending as my guest.

Some of our local horse riding establishments:


Greenwich Library consists of four public libraries throughout town  in its extensive and easily accessible system. In addition to its extraordinary collection of print and media materials, the libraries have beautiful spaces where one can work, study, or gather with friends. Greenwich Library also hosts numerous daily events for all ages and interests. 

For further information on hours, locations, and collections, please use the following link: 


Greenwich Library

101 W Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 622-7900

Byram Schubert Library

21 Mead Ave
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 531-0426

Cos Cob Library

5 Sinawoy Road
Cos Cob, CT 06807
(203) 622-6883

Perrot Memorial Library 

90 Sound Beach Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
(203) 637-1066


The Bruce
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830

According to its website, “The Bruce Museum is a community-based, world-class institution highlighting art, science and natural history in more than a dozen changing exhibitions annually. The permanent galleries feature the natural sciences that encompass regional to global perspectives. The Bruce Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.”

The Bush-Holley House / Greenwich Historical Society
47 Strickland Road
Cos Cob, CT 06807

According to the Greenwich Historical Society website, at its Cos Cob campus,  one can visit the “National Historic Landmark Bush-Holley House, historic landscape and gardens. Explore the Library and Archives to learn or research our local history. Visit our galleries for temporary exhibitions and permanent collections. Join us for lectures and a wide variety of programs in the Vanderbilt Education Center.  Support us and local artisans by shopping online or in person at our Museum Store.”


Preserves / trails:

  • Mianus River Park
  • Babcock Preserve
  • Dundee Woods
  • Pomerance / Montgomery Pinetum
  • Audobon Center
  • Fairchild Wildflower Sanctuary

Waterfront (coast):

  • Greenwich Point / Tod’s Point
  • Cos Cob Park
  • Byram Park

Playgrounds and paved walkways:

  • Cos Cob Park
  • Byram Park
  • Bruce Park
  • Binney Park
  • Bible St Playground (no paved walkway, but can access trails of Montgomery Pinetum)
  • Loughlin Park (no paved walkway, but sidewalks to downtown Cos Cob)

Shopping and Restaurants

Greenwich Avenue in downtown Greenwich is an exceptional area for eating out, shopping, or going for a walk. Some favorite spots include: 

  • Bianca
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Maman
  • Terra
  • Diane’s Books
  • Raphael’s (off the avenue)
  • Maison D’Alexandre

Sound Beach Avenue in downtown Old Greenwich has a number of very popular cafes, restaurants, and stores and is near the beach. Some favorites are:

  • Joe’s Coffee Studio
  • Applausi
  • Upper Crust Bagels
  • Back 40 Merchantile
  • Feinsod Hardware

Tennis and Other Racquet Sports

Public Town of Greenwich Courts are located in the following parks: Bible Street Park, Binney Park, Bruce Park, the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, Pemberwick Park

Private coaching:

Private clubs:

Nearly all of the yacht, golf, and country clubs in Greenwich have courts and offer tennis instruction. The Field Club, located on Lake Avenue, is the club with the most racquet sports courts and offerings.

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