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.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
49 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

walking

forest

wild flowers

1 month 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
3 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.

6 months ago

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

rails trails
5 months ago

6 months ago

Sunday, July 10, 2016