Earlier this year, the Norwalk River Valley Trail (NRVT) finished the boardwalk extending the east side of the Wilton Loop to Twin Oak Lane. Thanks to the generosity of Wilton residents, $200,000 was raised over the summer to fund the construction of the next section of the NRVT from Twin Oak Lane to Skunk Lane.

Timber & Stone will begin construction of this 2,000-ft. section in October and expects to be finished by December.

Pat Sesto, president of the Friends of the NRVT, says she’s grateful for the continued financial support form Wilton residents.

“The support for the NRVT among Wilton residents is inspiring.  They’re making it possible for the Trail to get better and better in Wilton,” she says.

Wilton resident Greg Jansen, who partnered with Sesto in leading this summer’s fundraising, agrees. “It’s great to see the tremendous use the NRVT is getting. The CT Trail Census is counting over 1,000 people a month enjoying the Wilton Loop.”

When this latest extension is completed, the east side of the Wilton Loop will run over two miles from the trail head at Rt. 7 and Wolfpit Road, to Skunk Lane.