Daffodil_Hill_in_Litchfield_ConnecticutWhat better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than by enjoying Mother Nature? With its paved multi-use trails, easy hikes and wildflower rambles, northwestern Connecticut is great for multigenerational travel. Check out these three family travel destinations:

Ride or Stroll on the Farmington River Greenway — This 10.5-mile multi-use paved trail is bike-, stroller- and wheelchair-friendly. Kids will love crossing the old elevated railroad bridge in Collinsville before descending to the Farmington River. Bring along a picnic or stop into LaSalle’s Market or the Village Sweet Shop before you hit the trail.

Dance with the Daffodils — Tucked away at the Laurel Ridge Farm on Wigwam Road in Litchfield, Daffodil Hill is sure to delight everyone in your family. Stroll through the fields of flowers, read the poem that inspired this secret garden, or climb up on Dinosaur Rock for a family portrait.

Hike Haystack Mountain — This easy half-hour hike leads to a 34-foot tower. Climb the spiral staircase to the observation deck for panoramic views of the Long Island Sound, the Berkshires, and peaks in Massachusetts and New York.

Justine Ickes writes about travel, parenting, culture and people making a difference.