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.

Help us Build the NRVT in Ridgefield


Volunteers needed on National Public Lands Day, Saturday September 27th

Volunteers are needed to start work on the northern Ridgefield section of the Norwalk River Valley Trail! The section will run from Laurel Lane (off Route 7, south of the Ridgefield Ice Cream Shop) to the Martin Park parking lot, utilizing town open space and connecting to an existing trail from the Regency to the parking lot. The trail will eventually join planned NRVT sections in Redding to the east and Danbury to the north. 

Volunteers will work under the supervision of Greg Waters, a member of the NRVT Steering Committee. The project is a cooperative effort with the Ridgefield Conservation Commission. Come and join us!

Date and Time: Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Contact Information: Greg Waters, GJWaters02@SBCGLOBAL.NET, (203) 648-2800


PHOTO - Trail-clearing in Wilton this spring.


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


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