NAUGATUCK RIVER GREENWAY NORTHERN SECTION:
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Last Updated: September 12, 2020
Length: Naugatuck River Greenway (Torrington section); 1.4 miles
Naugatuck River Greenway (Watertown section); ? miles
Difficulty: Naugatuck River Greenway (Torrington section); Easy. Northern section paved and flat. Southern section relatively flat, stone-dust & packed gravel trail.
Naugatuck River Greenway (Watertown section); Easy. Paved trail.
For the Torrington Section; From Route 8 take exit 43. Northbound; Turn left on Harwinton Ave, travel underneath Route 8 and continue straight on E Albert St. Cross the river and turn left on Park Ave. The Sullivan Senior Center parking lot is on your left. Southbound; Turn left on E Albert St. Cross the river and turn left on Park Ave. The Sullivan Senior Center parking lot is on your left.
For the Watertown Section; From Route 8 take exit 37 to Frost Bridge Rd and head east. The Frost Bridge Road parking lot is on your left just before the river.
The Naugatuck River Greenway is a planned 44 mile trail running north from Derby to Torrington along the Naugatuck River, with a short section along the Housatonic River between Derby and Shelton. This trail is a work in progress and currently contains many gaps. See; Naugatuck River Greenway for more information. Check out; Naugatuck River Greenway Southern Section & Naugatuck River Greenway Central Section .
The Northern Section contains one section in Torrington and one short section in Watertown. For more information visit; NAUGATUCK RIVER .
Starting from East Albert Street; The Naugatuck River is on your left. Informational sign here. Heading south along the paved trail you pass by the Sullivan Senior Center parking lot and a map board. The trail then ends after 0.4 miles at Scoville St. A short on-road (residential) section is required. Head left on Scoville St out to Palmer Bridge St. Turn left across the Naugatuck River (sidewalk available) where you'll pick up the stone-dust section of the trail after 0.6 miles as it continues south along the east bank of the river to the John Toro Sports Complex & parking lot. Map board. Here the trail continues south at 0.9 miles as a wide packed gravel trail (a bit bumpy). Pass a Dog Park as you follow an open corridor through the woods to the Town Water Treatment plant at 1.4 miles. The trail will be extended south to Lower Bogue St in the future, but as of Sept 2020, has not been extended.
Two sections in the planning phase 2020.
Haven't checked out this short section yet.
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