STILL RIVER GREENWAY:

TORRINGTON-WINCHESTER, CONNECTICUT

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Last Updated:        March 18, 2010

Length:                  Still River Greenway; 2.9 miles                               

Difficulty:              Easy. Paved trail.

Directions:

From Route 8 take exit 46 to Pinewoods Rd and head west to Winsted Rd/Torrington Rd. 

For the Larson Drive parking lot in Winchester; Turn right on Torrington Rd and travel about 0.7 miles to the parking lot on your right by the greenway sign. 

For the Harris Drive parking lot in Torrington; Turn left on Winsted Rd and travel 2.2 miles to Harris Drive. The parking lot is on your left.

The Still River Greenway follows the abandoned rail bed of the New York-New Haven & Hartford RR, Naugatuck Division. When complete, the trail will travel 4.9 miles from Willow Rd in Winsted south to the Sinkhole Bridge in Torrington. Another very short rail trail has been developed in the town of Winsted that is worth checking out. See; Winsted Rail Trail .

Starting from the Larson Drive parking lot; Future plans call for continuing the trail north. Head south along the paved trail as it follows the Still River and its wetlands. After 0.4 miles you'll spot an old cement Whistle stop marker along the right, left over from the old RR days. After crossing a bridge check out all the beaver activity in the big marsh. You'll come to a kiosk with a couple of benches before crossing Pinewoods Rd at 0.7 miles. The trail pulls alongside Winsted Ave after a mile. You'll cross Greenwoods Rd at 1 3/4 miles and pass through Burrville Village. There's a coffee shop along the trail that could be an old train station? The trail currently ends after 2.9 miles at the Harris Drive parking lot. The trail continues as a hard packed dirt trail, but plans call for continuing the paved trail south.

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