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New 5-Mile Aspetuck-Saugatuck Trail Connection is Complete

The Aspetuck-Saugatuck Trail Connection is open for hiking

A new 5-mile trail extension connecting the Saugatuck Trail and Aspetuck Trail will provide hikers, joggers, and others a continuous and spectacular 18-mile-long trail system in the heart of Fairfield County.

Completed in October and now open to the public, the Saugatuck / Aspetuck Trail extension crosses pristine streams and winds through the woodlands of the Centennial Watershed State Forest. As a reminder, dogs are not allowed on this trail. It also features scenic overlooks of the Saugatuck Reservoir. With the connection of these two trails, a link has been created to provide visitors access to a network of more than 40 miles of trails extending from The Nature Conservancy’s Devil’s Den Preserve to Collis P. Huntington State Park.

Aquarion Water Company, Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), The Nature Conservancy, and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) collaborated on the trail extension. CFPA and more than 120 volunteers contributed more than 1,500 hours toward making the new foot trail a reality.

For a trail map, select here.