Welcome to Backcountry
Rolling hills and sprawling estates in a private and luxurious landscape
Backcountry is the northern community of Greenwich, Connecticut, and is considered to encompass the land north of Merritt Parkway. Backcountry is known for its spacious lots, with an imposed minimum of four acres and its horse facilities and polo fields. The area is around fifteen minutes north of the downtown area, meaning it has great access to amenities and activities, as well as its own shopping district. Backcountry’s estate homes are beautiful additions to the natural landscape on which they sit.
What to Love
- Private acreage estates that dot the bucolic landscape
- Polo fields and horse farms that make this community an equestrian’s dream
- A tranquil lifestyle that takes full advantage of Connecticut’s stunning backdrop
Backcountry is a community known for its great sense of privacy. With spacious and heavily wooded lots, it is easy to escape from the hustle of the larger town. Polo fields, horse facilities, and outdoor areas make Backcountry the perfect place for enjoying the fresh air. Shopping and dining are close by in Banksville and downtown Greenwich.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Backcountry has access to several dining and shopping opportunities, both in and around the community. The following are some of the best shops and restaurants in the area.
When looking for places to eat in the area, be sure to try Happiness Is Market. Known for its exquisite brownies, Happiness Is has many tasty foods to try, including sandwiches and egg scrambles. Banksville Pizza & Pasta is a popular place for specialty pizzas, pasta, and more.
There are also many shops to visit in the area. One local favorite in the Banksville district is Eclectic Home. With a wide selection of furniture and home goods, this store earns its name as eclectic. There are plenty of stores to explore in nearby Greenwich.
Things to Do
Whether you want to go out to a local event or spend time outside at a park, there is something fun for everyone to enjoy in the Backcountry.
As mentioned, Backcountry is known for its many horse facilities and polo fields. Greenwich Polo Club is a popular venue with Sunday polo matches and tournaments lasting from June until September. Greenwich Land Trust is a sprawling 848-acre conservation area that has a variety of habitats, ranging from marsh to meadows to lush woodlands. The Griffith E Harris, “The Griff” is an award-winning 18-hole Robert Trent Jones designed public golf course.
There are also many events to enjoy in the area. For those that want to support the Greenwich Land Trust and enjoy movies, Go Wild! is an annual event hosting drive-in movies that now encompasses two nights and includes gift bags for everyone in your vehicle. Equestrians can enjoy GRTA’s A Day in the Country, an annual horse show with fun for everyone in the family. A Day in the Country also has a petting zoo, food trucks, non-riding events, and much more to enjoy.