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Greenwich, CT | Added on September 01, 2014 At 11:15 AM

Summer is coming to an end, but you still have a few weeks to get in those last minute outdoor activities. The Greenwich beaches will remain open, but, be careful, no lifeguards will be on duty. There's also more than seven miles of trails at the Greenwich Audubon to hike, and you can catch birds on their migration routes. 

"One of the highlights of the year is our hawk watching season. It's really an interesting spectacle," said Jeff Cordulack, the Events and Communications Manager at Greenwich Audubon. 

"Broad Wing Hawks, which is a small relative to our Red Tailed Hawks, come through in really large numbers. They travel in large groups heading down all the way to Ecuador, Venezuela, all the way from Canada," said Ryan MacLean, the Official Hawk Counter at Greenwich Audubon. 

"If people try to come out, maybe about the 15th of September, they have a chance of seeing one, two, 300, 400 hawks circling above the center," said Cordulack. 

The Audubon is always looking for extra sets of eyes to help get a tally of how many birds fly overhead. 

"Every Thursday in September starting the 11, we are going to start doing  Thursday afternoon hawk watching from about 4 to 5 p.m.," said Cordulack. 

"I'll be out here. We have a lot of volunteers out here that are able to show people what they are looking at and tell them about why it is what it is. It's enjoyable, it's fun, and people can come out and do it. People are contributing something to the environment, whether they know it or not," said 

And if you worked up an appetite from all that hiking and bird watching, be sure to grab a cool summer snack. 

"The ice cream is made in Port Chester on a  daily and weekly basis, so everything is as fresh as it can possibly get," said Lynn Conners, the manager at Longford's Ice Cream in Greenwich. 

Longford's ice cream was just voted "Best Ice Cream" in West Chester. There's ice cream, frozen yogurt, and all the toppings you can imagine for kids of any age, but the favorite flavor...

"It's probably our cookie monster, which is a vibrant blue color with baked cookies," said Conners. 

The end of summer also means the end of lobster season, so enjoy a buttery lobster roll while they are fresh. 

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