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.

To find out about our existing sections of trail, our plans, and our vision, please visit our Trail Maps pages. 

New Wilton Trail Section Still Under Construction


Although our newest length of trail looks ready in places, we must be patient. Construction work is still underway. Work and safety considerations mean the trail (north of Sharp Hill Road in Wilton) is NOT YET OPEN. Using the only partially compacted surface might even damage the trail.

We are on target to declare the section open by Labor Day. Remaining work includes culvert installation, compacting (rain needed, and it may be coming!), edging, and naturalization. It is going to be great when it's finished.

New Trail 8/15

Groundbreaking and Work Day, Saturday, June 27th


We are pleased to announce a groundbreaking ceremony for two new sections of the "Wilton Loop", followed immediately by a volunteer Work Day to help our trail-builder with preparatory tasks. Come and join us for both events or just one. Details: 

START: 10:00 a.m.

MEETING PLACE: Commuter Park & Ride just north of Orem's Diner on Route 7 in Wilton (near junction with Route 106, Wolfpit Rd).

PARKING: Same place.


Walk together to ceremony site (1.1 miles of gentle, surfaced trail).

Brief remarks from individual and corporate trail donors.

Work Day - Volunteers should bring work gloves, and any (or none) of the following tools: small handsaw, leaf rake, loppers, pole / pruning saw. Water will be provided.

The principal new section of trail will run 0.5 miles from Sharp Hill Road to near Twin Oak Lane, extending the existing east-side Loop. On the west side of the Loop, we will build a trail along the south side of Horseshoe Pond. Both sections will be designed and built by Vermont-based Timber and Stone LLC, the same company that built NRVT sections in Wilton in 2014.

Trail under constructionPHOTO - Wilton Loop under construction in 2014


The new trail has been made possible by generous donations from the community. In addition to the many smaller, but invaluable contributors, we would like to thank:


Claude and Jennifer Amadeo

The Bauer Foundation

Dorel Sports (Cannondale bikes)

John and Doon Foster

Clifford and Norma Fox

Greg and Gina Jansen

James and Lisa Lillie

Next Step Living

The Oaklawn Foundation


Steve and Betsy Pettit

The Robertson Family Foundation

Aaron and Alexa Schlechter

Chris and Catherine Stroup

The Wescustogo Foundation

Wilton Go Green


The NRVT plans next to extend the east-side loop as far as Skunk Lane. If an additional $250,000 can be raised, we may be able to achieve this goal in 2015. The east-side loop will eventually run to Pimpewaug Road, the Wilton Family Y, and Cannondale Village, meeting an expanded west-side loop at Allen's Meadows. 

Save the Date, Saturday, June 27th


Save the Date!

On Saturday, June 27th, the NRVT will kick off new trail construction for the third year in a row. We will be extending our "Wilton Loop" from Sharp Hill Road to near Twin Oak Lane, and also building along the south side of Horseshoe Pond next to Wolfpit Road.  

Please MARK YOUR CALENDARS to join us at 10 a.m for a groundbreaking event preceded by a walk on the existing Wilton Loop. We will meet at the commuter Park & Ride just north of Orem's Diner on Route 7.  

For those who can, the groundbreaking will be followed by a Work Day to help our trail-builder Timber & Stone LLC get off to a flying start on the new sections. 

Full details to follow.

Trail work 2014 

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