The Norwalk River Valley Trail will be the longest trail in Fairfield County — 30 miles of trail connecting Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Connecticut to Rogers Park in Danbury, passing through Wilton, Ridgefield, and Redding along the way.
NRVT will give all the chance to hike, bike, run, walk, stroll with a baby, or walk with a furry friend along the Norwalk River, along ponds, and up lovely Connecticut hills. This trail recognizes that good mental and physical heath come from spending time in Mother Nature.
The 10 foot wide paved and stone dust trail accommodates everyone and is handicap accessible. Currently, there are 8.2 completed miles to enjoy with an additional 3.4 miles in progress.
From Norwalk to Danbury, safely enjoy the outdoors and explore NTVT's scenic spots!
Hard surface and stone dust
Beginning at Calf Pasture Beach, the trail is on-road via bike lanes and shared roadway to the Maritime Aquarium. From the Aquarium an off-road 10 ft. wide trail continues to Oyster Shell Park, up to Stepping Stones Museum and Lockwood Mathews Mansion and then on to Union Park. From Union Park, new off-road trail returns to the riverside and runs almost 2 miles to Deering Pond at Broad St. More info >
This section will be 4.8 miles when completed, with the entire section running from Broad St in Norwalk to Wolfpit Rd. in Wilton connecting Norwalk to the Wilton trail. More info>
EAST: 2.2 miles
Stone dust and boardwalk
WEST: 3.0 miles
Hard surface and
The trail extends approximately two and a quarter miles from Wolfpit Rd. and Rt. 7 to just short of Skunk Ln. The Wilton loop will soon be extended north of Skunk Ln. to eventually connect near the Cannondale train station.
This partly finished section of the loop runs from Wolfpit Rd. and Rt. 7 to Schenk’s Island, through the town center along River Rd., passing Merwin’s Meadow, the school complex, and then hitting the north end of the loop in Allen’s Meadows at Olmstead Hill Rd. More info>
Boardwalk and stone dust
This section will run north from Rt. 7 and Simpaug Tpke to the Redding border, near Bobby’s Court. This section starts at a lovely pond, then heads up into the rolling wooded hills. At its conclusion is a pair of beautiful old stone walls once part of an old sheep farm. More info>
This stretch extends north from Fire Hill Rd. at the border with Ridgefield to Pickett’s Ridge Rd. This section of the trail follows an old wood road deep into the woods. More info>
Stone dust and boardwalk
The Danbury section is planned to run through Tarrywile Park, a spectacular 722 acre park. This will have many beautiful pieces of trail as can be evidenced by this section near where the first portion of the trail will be built. More info >
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