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Wilton to Hear Norwalk River Valley Trail Plans

WILTON, Conn. - Wilton residents will have their say on what route the Norwalk River Valley Trail will take. There will be a public hearing on the trail on Feb. 16, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Gilbert & Bennett School located at 49 New St. in Georgetown.

The proposed 27-mile trail will take cyclists, hikers, walkers and equestrians from Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk to Danbury. It would pass through Wilton, Ridgefield and Redding.

A release from the committee said the meeting will include:

  • A north-to-south "tour" of the entire trail using slides and large maps
  • Conditions along the proposed trail and the options in each community. Routes that are most "trail ready" will be identified and design challenges such as streams and steep slopes will be reviewed.
  • Small group workshops to discuss the options and identify the preferred route and trail characteristics such trailheads

Meetings also will take place at the Norwalk Public Library, Main Branch, located at 1 Belden Ave., on Feb. 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. A second meeting will take place in Danbury City Hall, Room 3C, located at 155 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury, on Feb. 9 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

This is the second round of public meetings regarding the trail.

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