Need other places to explore? Then consider some of these options:
Appalachian Trail and other trail maps, Kent, CT
Baldwin Park, 25 Hipp Rd, New Milford, CT
Bull’s Bridge Recreation Area, 248 Bulls Bridge Road, South Kent (First Light)
Candlewood Mountain, 13 Sherman Rd, New Milford (Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy)
Deer Pond Farm Trail, 57 Wakeman Hill Rd, Sherman (The CT Audubon Society)
Dike Point Interpretive Trail, 151 Sherry Lane, New Milford, reservations required, (First Light)
Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center, 225 Route 37, New Fairfield, CT
Harlem Valley Rail Trail, includes Millerton, Hillsdale, Copake, Wassaic, NY
Harrybrooke Park, 100 Still River Drive, New Milford, CT
HOUSATONIC BIKE TRAIL** (Housatonic Covered Bridge Trail) is along less-traveled, rural paved and dirt roadways. Includes tough climbs, pancake-flat stretches, dirt roads, scenic views, smooth pavement, farms, waterfalls, small villages. The Housatonic Covered Bridge Trail has it all.
Ives Trail Greenway, 20 miles connecting Danbury, Bethel, Redding, Ridgefield, CT
Kahn Preserve, 58 Cherniske Rd, New Milford (Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy)
Kent Falls State Park, 462 Kent Cornwall Rd, Kent, CT
Lover’s Leap State Park, Still River Road, New Milford, CT
Macedonia State Park, 159 Macedonia Brook Rd, Kent, CT
Maybrook Trailway, Danbury CT State line through Putnam County, NY
Mildred Strauss and James Morrissey Family Nature Preserve, 130 Gaylordsville Rd, New Milford (Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy)
Mine Hill Preserve, 52 Mine Hill Road, Roxbury (Roxbury Land Trust)
Mount Tom Preserve, 43 Mt. Tom Rd, New Milford (Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy)
Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy (several trails throughout Western CT)
NORWALK RIVER VALLEY TRAIL**, NRVT includes Norwalk, Wilton, Ridgefield, Redding and Danbury, CT (30 miles from Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk to Rogers Park, Danbury). The 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.
Pootatuck Preserve, 230 Pine Hill Rd or Squantz Pond State Park, New Fairfield, CT
Pratt Nature Center, 163 Paper Mill Rd, New Milford, CT
Reservoir # 4 Park, Second Hill Rd, New Milford, CT
Squantz Pond State Park, 178 Shortwoods Rd, New Fairfield, CT
Sunny Valley Preserve, 8 Sunny Valley Lane, New Milford (Nature Conservancy)
Steep Rock Preserve, 2 Tunnel Road, Washington Depot, CT
STILL RIVER GREENWAY**, 65 Silvermine Rd, Brookfield, CT. The Still River, a cultural icon in Danbury, was at one time considered to be “dead” because for many years, Danbury’s main watercourse was abused by industrial and sewage discharges. This abuse took its toll on the River, and it gradually lost its beauty and ability to support aquatic life. With better management, the River has been making a comeback – the water quality continues to improve and the fish and birds are back.
Tarrywile Park, 70 Southern Blvd, Danbury, CT
Torey’s Cave and The Eleanor and Howard Hunt Nature Preserve, 499 Kent Road, New Milford, CT (To protect and conserve an endangered bat species, Torey’s Cave is currently closed to the public ). Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND GREENWAY** Also know as U.S. Bicycle Route 7, is a multi-segment, multi-state bike route that links NYC and Montreal. connects western Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont on 380 miles of back roads, old-fashioned New England dirt roads, and existing bike trails. The WNEG serves as an international link between two bicycle route systems in two countries: the East Coast Greenway, a 3,000-mile route from Maine to Florida, and the 3,130-mile network, La Route Verte in Quebec, Canada. It also links two iconic cities by bike: New York City and Montreal.