If you don't have time to cover the entire vast Macritchie Reservoir area, take a trip to the beautifully landscaped Windsor Park, a green buffer for the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. The park has a total of about 4km of trails spread over 75 hectares – which means you can complete exploring most of the park under an hour or two. The three main trails you can embark on are the Hanguana Trail (which is also wheelchair-friendly), the scenic and lush Squirrel and Drongo Trail, and the Venus Loop if you want a longer hike that leads to Macritchie itself.
One of the most unique features of the park is its natural freshwater streams and you can explore this while walking on the boardwalks at Windsor Nature Park. Discover the different flora and fauna, including fruits such as jackfruit and bananas. On your path, look out for the dragonflies, too. NParks has recorded 56 species of the insect in the park, almost half of the 122 dragonfly species found in Singapore.