Norwalk River Valley Trail

Five Towns | One Vision

The Norwalk River Valley Trail (NRVT) project aims to build 38 miles of multi-purpose trail connecting Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Connecticut, and Rogers Park in Danbury, passing through Wilton, Ridgefield, and Redding on the way.

In addition to creating recreational opportunities for walkers, hikers, cyclists, kids, pets and - on some stretches - equestrians, the NRVT will offer a green and healthy transportation alternative to reach rail stations, schools, offices, and businesses.

For more details around our vision and progress, please click here. To find existing sections of the NRVT, click here.

NRVT Adding to "Wilton Loop"


Trail Construction between Raymond Lane and Sharp Hill Road

"Once again, trail is being laid down through the Wilton woods."

"Last winter the half-mile Norwalk River Valley Trail 'demo' section was built between Route 7 and Raymond Lane. Now it is being extended up to Sharp Hill Road. And, without winter freeze-thaw, things are moving along briskly." Read on at The Daily Voice.

MAP - The location of the trail under construction (between Raymond Lane and Sharp Hill road crossings) and the completed "demo" trail (Rte 7 Commuter Lot to Raymond Lane).

To view a map of the entire planned Wilton Center Loop East, click here.


Commuter Lot to Sharp Hill 

Volunteers Needed to Blaze the "Wilton Loop"


Join us on Trails Day to kick off Phase Two

NRVT in WiltonWe already announced a National Trails Day hike in Norwalk. If manual labor is more your thing this Saturday, join us in Wilton to clear the way, quite literally, for Phase Two of the "Wilton Loop". Check out our press release for this exciting development. 


Saturday, June 7, from 9a.m.-1p.m. Trail supporters are invited to help clear brush from Sharp Hill Road to Raymond Lane. The work will consist of hauling cut brush, pole sawing, leaf blowing, and weed wrenching. Tools will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.  Tree cutting will have been completed in advance of the work day.

Volunteers interested in trail clearing this Saturday, June 7th should meet at Autumn Ridge Road off Sharp Hill Road in Wilton at 9:00 a.m.  This is a small neighborhood road, so any carpooling would be appreciated.  Volunteers should wear long pants and long sleeves, wear sturdy shoes, and bring work gloves.  Water will be provided.

This work is important to help move this project ahead swiftly and helps us take advantage of a short window in the professional trail builders' schedule.

Questions: contact Patricia Sesto at or 203-563-0180


Hike the NRVT in Norwalk for Trails Day


Mathews Park to Deering Pond, Sat. June 7th

Trails Day 2013 

To mark National Trails Day and CT Trails Day Weekend, we will lead a hike on the NRVT -- existing and planned -- on Saturday, June 7th. Please come and join us.

Details -- 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A moderate-level hike of blazed, unimproved trail through urban woodlands along the Norwalk River from Mathews Park to Deering Pond (approx. 3 miles).  Wear protective clothing (long pants & shirt sleeves) and appropriate shoes. Meet leader Jim Carter at the Kiosk near the parking lot of Mathews Park and Lockwood Matthews Mansion (295 West Avenue).  Rain cancels. Questions: contact leader Jim (203) 682-3000.



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