Greenwich Riding & Trails Association

Preserve. Protect. Promote.

The GRTA preserves, protects, and promotes open space,
historical trails and the tradition of horseback riding for our community and future generations.

Come enjoy our Nichols Nature Preserve, a 94-acre property with meadows, forests, ponds and swamps. Here, volunteer conservationists have ongoing projects that help some endangered insect pollinators and a variety of bird populations. This diverse and beautiful property is open to all nature enthusiasts for walking, horseback riding, fishing, jogging, bird watching, cross-country skiing etc. Dogs must be leashed at all times, as they scare horses, making it dangerous for riders.

Upcoming Events

How You Can Get Involved

The GRTA is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organization, all contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by the law. We are an independent, self-supporting group that neither seeks nor obtains community funds.

Help us preserve our open space

  • Make A Donation
  • Become A Member
  • Volunteer At An Event
  • Endow Nichols Preserve
  • Attend A Show Luncheon
  • Help Maintain Trails
  • Ride With Friends
  • Sponsor An Event

There are many ways to get involved and support The GRTA. Learn more about How to Give

Receive Event Invitations & Updates

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About Nichols Nature Preserve

Donated to the GRTA by The Nature Conservancy which was previously donated by Herbert J. Nichols, Jr. and others as open conservation land in 2004


Be invited to GRTA events and help in preserving open space, historic wildlife corridors, and the tradition of horseback riding in Greenwich

News & Announcements

Greenwich Sustainability Committee.

This is the fifth of seven terrific articles about our water supply that The Greenwich Sustainability Committee has presented. “One Water – it doesn’t fall from the sky; it comes from the soil”.

The Busy Bee

We now have 4 new hives at Nichols. Jamie Kimball, who works with Ellen Zampino at Bee Commerce, is setting up these hives on the ridge before the big meadow. We are delighted to have more hives and will keep you posted on their progress.

Horsemanship AND Learning to Ride

Learn about instilling horsemanship in our youth and encourage young riders you know to take on our Horsemanship Quiz Challenge!

Helping keep the ‘green’ in Greenwich