Explore the most popular walking trails near Newtown with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
9 days ago

Good hike lotsa trees down from 5/18 storm. Had to leave trail (or lost it) for about 500 yards but got it back. Had a nice afternoon

hiking
17 days ago

very nice trail. its long. walked in the summer. must be nicer in the spring where you can see the view better. we still have to go around fallen down trees.

hiking
21 days ago

I want to go back. Beware the Lillinonah Trail is closed because of storm damage.

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
10 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.

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Not a terribly difficult trail, but quite scenic.

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

A scenic winding trail around the peninsula that juts out into the Housatonic part of Lake Lillinonah and Pond Brook. Perfect for dogs and beginners too.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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

hiking
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Well my fellow hikers... I just got here and am ready to hike so I'll only do half the stars since I can't say how the hike went so.. as for now 3 out of 5 once done I'll come back and let y'all know what my take on this trail is

Sunday, November 13, 2016

A pleasant hike & not to difficult

Saturday, November 05, 2016

great hike but a little slippery from all the leaves. have hiked this trail both directions for 35 yrs. 1/2 way through we take the old horse & buggy road between 2 stone walls.

hiking
Thursday, November 03, 2016

well marked, lots of up and downs to make it a great workout and the scenery is nice too

hiking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

great trail!

trail running
Tuesday, October 04, 2016

This is a really great trail for running. There are usually very few people and the trail can be fairly challenging at times. There are plenty of hills, some tricky footing on hillsides, and plenty of branches/downed trees to dodge. Well worth the trip.

hiking
Monday, May 23, 2016

Great riverside views. Trails with different level of difficulty. There's a relatively wide gravel road trail as well as Lillinonah Trail (blue markers) that's consistently up and down and on the more difficult side.
Just as a side note, the road to the Echo Valley Rd parking lot is a dirt road that's very bumpy.

hiking
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Great!! I get over here s couple of times s week, mostly hiking anti-clockwise but it's worth hiking in the reverse direction also. The rating here is Easy but I'd push it a little higher, especially the first two miles as there are a couple of sharpish 3-400 foot ascents where the rough terrain needs care. Brisk hiking gets me around the loop in anywhere from 80-100 minutes.

walking
Sunday, November 29, 2015

We had a great time. Wife and 3 kids in tow.

walking
Saturday, July 11, 2015

This is a beautiful little Narnia gem of a nature walk literally 2 minutes from the flagpole. Limited parking available on the street. Imagine walking through a waist high meadow of wild strawberries, wildflowers, butterflies and bees right before you enter what looks to be a little world of enclosed tree canopy, mossy and ivy covered tree trunks with the air filled with bird sounds. Wet and muddy in spots and some pieces overgrown and not cleared of brush and poison ivy which is the only reason i gave it 4 stars. We saw at least three different types of dragonflies and butterflies. Great for bird watching. Easy for even a young young child to navigate.loved it.

mountain biking
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Great trails to go and just get lost in! Lots of fast track twisty turns and tricky maneuvering but all in all a great ride!. Lots of places to just hang by the water if your hiking or fishing. Some of the trails need some TLC but I recommend this trail. There is a little bit of fire trails to ride but once u make ur way to the bike trials it's a blast!!!

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