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.

Demo Trail Ribbon Cutting

04/11/2014

Please Join Us for the Wilton Loop Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The NRVT will celebrate an important step towards the realization of our vision with the opening of our demo trail on Saturday, April 26th. Come along to see and feel the trail. There will be fun events for the whole family too!



Saturday, April 26th at 9:00 AM
Alternate Rain Date: Sunday, April 27th
Trailhead parking is located at the commuter lot at the intersection of Route 7 and Wolfpit Rd
Fun and prizes for all of the family!

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09:00 a.m.- Ribbon Cutting
10:00 a.m.- Paws on Parade Dog Walk
11:00 a.m.- Spuds on a Spoon Race
12:00 p.m.- Prize Drawings!

All morning - The NRVT Treasure Hunt, with GPS coordinates and old-fashioned clues!



Generously Sponsored by:Blue Buffalo

Event and Door Prizes Donated by:

Outdoor Sports Center
Cycling Sports Group
Patagonia
Wilton Family Y
Wilton Sports & Fitness
Master Robert
Hello Yoga
Blue Buffalo
Peachwave
Siggi's Yogurt
Les Petits Cuisots
Moore Fitness
Scoops
Toy Chest
Naked Greens
Painted Cookie

NRVT Wilton Loop Groundbreaking

11/09/2013

Even the rain could not dampen the spirit and the support of the community at yesterday's groundbreaking of Norwalk River Valley Trail's Wilton Loop. Close to 70 members of the community came out to celebrate this milestone and listen to remarks from first selectmen Bill Brennan (Wilton), Natalie Ketcham (Redding), and Rudy Marconi (Ridgefield). State Senator Toni Boucher and State Representative Gail Lavielle praised the five towns - Danbury, Redding, Ridgefield, Wilton, and Norwalk - for their cooperation and dedication to making yesterday a reality.

Wilton's Director of Environmental Affairs Patricia Sesto highlighted the success of the fundraising to date, making note of the critical role the benefactors' vision has played - and will continue to play - in raising awareness and communicating the multitude of benefits the NRVT will bring to our surrounding communities. Local resident Chris Edwards added that supporting the NRVT is the right thing to do as a socially responsible community.

In an email to constituents, Wilton's Lavielle, noted, "The NRVT is an excellent example of what residents of a community - or in this case, several communities - can do with an idea, hard work, and resolve. …Our region has one of the most spectacular landscapes in the country. Part of its charm, of course, is that sometimes it takes a little work to get to the most beautiful, hidden spots. From that standpoint, the trail is like magic. It's a small, almost imperceptible touch of human intervention that, without disturbing the surroundings, makes it as easy as possible for everyone to enjoy them to the fullest."

Weather permitting, the demonstration trail should be completed within six to eight weeks, at which time another celebration will be scheduled - a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Wilton Center Loop

09/01/2013

The Wilton Center Loop will create an environmentally responsible trail system providing healthy recreational opportunities as well as connect businesses, schools and public parks, conservation land and even Metro North stations in a cohesive trail system.

The West side of the Wilton Center Loop will run roughly from Wolfpit Road to Allen's Meadows, utilizing town lands and right of ways and incorporating the existing segment connecting School Road with Merwin Meadows and town center.

The East side of the Loop will extend from the intersection of Route 106 (Wolfpit Road) and Route 7 and extend north to Cannondale Crossing and rail station. It will be routed almost exclusively on wooded Connecticut DOT land.  The groundbreaking ceremony for the initial 1/2 mile section of trail should will be held on Thursday, November 7th at 11:00 AM, and will offer residents a vision of the completed trail.  The balance of the East side of the Loop should be constructed in 2014.

The Wilton Center Loop will be completed as part of a public-private partnership. Funding will be provided by individuals, foundations, organizations, public grants, and local businesses and corporations. The Town of Wilton will complete portions of the trail as part of existing municipal projects, and the committee is accepting donations in the form of materials and labor from volunteers and local businesses.

Friends of the NRVT, Inc. is an approved 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. We are an all-volunteer entity, which enables all contributions to go directly to the construction, maintenance and promotion of the project. To schedule a meeting to discuss potential financial support, please contact:  fundraising@nrvt-trail.com.  Or make a secure donation using the PayPal button at the top right of the page.

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