The blue-blazed Zoar Trail in Newtown has multiple blowdowns and storm damage after the Spring storms. The trail is open but sections may be difficult to navigate. Please use extra caution. Our trained sawyers are working to re-open these trails so they are safe for hikers. Thanks for your patience.
Hikers on the Zoar Trail are reminded to follow the alternate Blue/Yellow-blazed trail from April 15 and August 15. Located in the lower Paugussett State Forest in Newtown, this forested section of the trail is closed during the spring and summer to protect nesting hawks and other vulnerable wildlife.