Just above Menaggio lies the Parco Val Sanagra, a large area rich with flora and fauna where lots of walks can be done. An easy walk, ideal with children, is the one starting from Piamuro (2 km from the centre of Menaggio) along the river Sanagra to the trout farm. The walk takes about 40 minutes and is quite flat.
Piamuro can be reached by car. From Menaggio take the road to Lugano, then, after 3 bends, take the first right to Loveno. After 500 m turn left direction Centro Sportivo, Villa Vigoni. At the church of Loveno turn left and after 300 m you reach Piamuro where you can park the car.
If you do not have a car take the bus line C13 to Loveno and get of at the bus stop in Via N Sauro (Palo). Continue in Via Sauro which enters the village Loveno and ends in via Garovaglio. Pass the sport centre the church San Lorenzo and and after a final steep stretch you Piamuro, a big pasture (20 min. from the bus stop).
From Piamuro follow the trail n°4 of the Parco Val Sanagra in the direction of Mulino della Valle. Do not cross the bridge, but follow the path on the right side of the river, past the ancient brick-furnace Galli, to La Chioderia, once a factory where nails were made, now a trout farm with a typical inn. A lunch there is highly recommended. There are quite a lot of animals around the farm and children can fish trout out of the basins.