Southwick’s Zoo is a sprawling 200 acre affair in a very rural setting. It’s collection of animals are on display in the great outdoors rather than concrete enclosure that are all manmade. Because of the New England snowy environment the zoo remains open from April to the first of November.
The pathways are asphalt and well maintained. There are manmade exhibits like the Elkhorn Mining Company which is a big hit with kids. There’s an overhead lift system in place to view the grounds from above the treetops. All the pathways are lined with thatched roofs that put you in a virtual jungle environment. It’s quite refreshing and photographic.