Weir Farm National Historic Site

Walking in Gold Coast

An astounding tribute to American painter Julian Alden Weir, the impressionist whose renderings of this Connecticut landscape in turn led other artists to settle here. A self-guided walking tour allows you to step into Weir's canvases, while walking trails wend around the barns and gardens: the 1.2-mile pond hike is a mostly gentle experience which can be extended to a miniwaterfall.

To this day, artists-in-residence are invited to the rolling hillsides and waterways, including a pond Weir created.