The Norwalk River Valley Trail (NRVT) recently received a generous donation from Wilton’s Servco Oil and Propane through its parent company, Santa Energy. The $4,913 donation was given to help extend the NRVT north of Skunk Ln. in Wilton at the northern end of the Wilton East Loop.
The next section will cross Skunk Ln. and enter what NRVT officials say is one of the most exciting, albeit challenging, portions of the Wilton Loop. It will traverse one of the most beautiful spans of wetlands in the Loop, allowing trail users a greater appreciation for a vital ecosystem that’s rarely accessible.
“As we push ahead on the East Loop of the Wilton NRVT, our next section will showcase a lovely wetlands area. These wetlands have an important role in the Norwalk River Valley, provide a habitat for many animals and plants, and provide an insight into Connecticut’s natural splendor,” said Beth Merrill, NRVT Executive Director.
This next section will be a 1,070 ft. long stretch of trail, consisting of a 790 ft. boardwalk plus 280 feet of trail. The black rectangle on the map (at left) shows the location of the next section.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, NRVT officials have seen trail use spike up to 260% over prior years. The NRVT has eight miles of completed trail and 22 more miles to build.