Bent of the River Sanctuary Loop Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Southbury, Connecticut that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
I wanted to walk here this morning with my leashed dog. Unfortunately there are several signs asking to leave pets, fishing poles and bikes at home. If you want to hike here, leave your pup at home.
Park information: Audubon Center Bent of the River is a 700-acre nature sanctuary with over 15 miles of trails. I enjoy the different sceneries of wood, open areas and river views. Trails are well kept. Trail maps are available at the trail head. There is enough parking space for approx. 20 cars - though I have never seen more than 4.
River Trail Loop, up Zick-Zack Trail and looping back via Cascade Trail. Beautiful, well-tended trails, easy for hiking or good for trail running. Enjoyed the scenery with river, open fields and wood. Take insect repellent!