Newtown Rail Trail

EASY 6 reviews

Newtown Rail Trail is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Newtown, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.7 miles
59 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

road biking



wild flowers

9 months ago

The map incorrectly labels the trail, about half the trail shown in red is actually the continuation of the Monroe stretch. The Newtown trail begins approximately 3/4 Mile from Pepper Street where the trail narrows to a single user trail.

mountain biking
11 months ago

Approaching the Newtown line on the well improved and defined Housatonic Rail Trail from Trumbull Center through Monroe becomes a marked disappointment. The trail narrows to an overgrown, rooted and rocky single-track. Most bikers especially, turn back at this point. If continuing on and approaching Botsford, the former industrial site rail tracks rise high across the trail requiring bike portage only at this point. Beyond the tracks is a somewhat undefined, passable but unfriendly route through the industrial area out to Swamp Road where there is a small parking turnout. Email sent to Newtown Parks inquiring about completion of the trail from Monroe have been unanswered. ISTEA has allowed government development funds for such purposes since 1991 and Monroe and Trumbull have done wonderful construction and maintenance of their sections.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

no parking, private property, no trespassing is all I see when I went there!

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sunday, July 10, 2016