What is the Naugatuck River Greenway?

The Naugatuck River Greenway is a planned 44-mile multipurpose trail following the Naugatuck River from Torrington to Derby. When complete, the Greenway will link 11 municipalities, reclaim the Naugatuck River for recreation, provide an alternate mode of transportation, drive tourism and economic development, and improve the quality of life for residents. Several sections of the greenway have been completed and are open to the public, and progress is being made to complete the remainder.



Completed Greenway Sections

Derby Greenway Naugatuck River Floodwall- Courtesy HVADERBY GREENWAY

  • LENGTH: 2 miles
  • DESCRIPTION:A multiuse trail that follows the US Army Corps of Engineers Floodwall along the Naugatuck and Housatonic Rivers, and meanders through “O’Sullivan’s Island”, a peninsula at the confluence of the two rivers.
  • SURFACE: Paved
  • PERMITTED ACTIVITIES: Pedestrians, Bicycles
  • RESTRICTIONS: Motorized Vehicles, Dogs
  • PARKING/TRAILHEADS:
    1. Division Street
    2. Caroline Street
    3. 71 1st Street

Ansonia Riverwalk Park - courtesy of City of AnsoniaANSONIA RIVERWALK

  • LENGTH: 0.5 miles
  • DESCRIPTION: The riverwalk extends north from the Derby greenway at Division Street. Beginning in a riverside park with a gazebo, it follows the USACE floodwall north to a rail crossing.
  • SURFACE: Paved
  • PERMITTED ACTIVITIES: Pedestrians, Bicycles
  • RESTRICTIONS: Motorized Vehicles, Pets
  • PARKING/TRAILHEADS:
    1. 20 N Division Street

Beacon Falls Greenway, Naugatuck River, Beacon Falls, CTBEACON FALLS

  • LENGTH: 0.5 miles
  • DESCRIPTION: A paved tree lined path that was built by reclaiming one lane of old route 8 and repurposing it for pedestrian use. The trail currently extends south along North Main Street to Route 42.
  • SURFACE: Paved
  • PERMITTED ACTIVITIES: Pedestrians, Bicycles, Leashed Pets
  • RESTRICTIONS Motorized Vehicles
  • PARKING/TRAILHEADS:
    1. Volunteer Park – 57 N Main Street

Naugatuck River Greenway, Naugatuck, CT. (courtesy of Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments)NAUGATUCK

  • LENGTH: 1.1 miles
  • DESCRIPTION: Currently extending from the Pulaski Footbridge at 199 River St. to a pocket park on Maple Street, the Naugatuck section of greenway follows the river through Linden Park, which offers numerous recreational opportunities.
  • SURFACE:Paved
  • PERMITTED ACTIVITIES: Pedestrians, Bicycles, Leashed Pets
  • RESTRICTIONS Motorized Vehicles
  • PARKING/TRAILHEADS:
    1. Linden Park

Steele Brook Greenway LOGO, Watertown and Oakville, CTWATERTOWN – STEELE BROOK GREENWAY

  • LENGTH: 0.3 miles
  • DESCRIPTION: The first phase of the Steele Brook Greenway follows Steele Brook between Echo Lake Rd. and French St., with plans to extend the trail north and south, and eventually connect to the Naugatuck Greenway.
  • SURFACE: Compacted Gravel
  • PERMITTED ACTIVITIES: Pedestrians, Bicycles, Leashed Pets
  • RESTRICTIONS Motorized Vehicles
  • PARKING/TRAILHEADS:
    1. Siemon Co. - 160 Depot Street

Waterbury, CT Greenway, Placeholder imageCOMING SOON! WATERBURY - PHASE I

  • LENGTH: 2.2 miles
  • DESCRIPTION: Construction is due to begin in 2015. Waterbury’s first section of greenway trail will stretch from the Naugatuck River Recreational area on Platts Mill Rd. north along South Main St. to Eagle Street, and will include a park and parking area at the intersection of Platts Mill Rd. and South Main St.
  • SURFACE: Paved

Information about the completed greenway sections was provided by Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments on 12/23/2014. For additional news or any updated information please visit: http://nvcogct.org/



 

Special thanks to our sponsors:

  • ion Bank
  • Connecticut Community Foundation
  • Aquarion Water Company
  • Siemon