The Naugatuck River Greenway is a planned 44-mile multipurpose trail following the Naugatuck River from Torrington to Derby. When complete, the Greenway will link 11 municipalities, reclaim the Naugatuck River for recreation, provide an alternate mode of transportation, drive tourism and economic development, and improve the quality of life for residents. Several sections of the greenway have been completed and are open to the public, and progress is being made to complete the remainder.
Completed Greenway Sections
LENGTH: 2 miles
DESCRIPTION:A multiuse trail that follows the US Army Corps of Engineers Floodwall along the Naugatuck and Housatonic Rivers, and meanders through “O’Sullivan’s Island”, a peninsula at the confluence of the two rivers.
DESCRIPTION:Currently extending from the Pulaski Footbridge at 199 River St. to a pocket park on Maple Street, the Naugatuck section of greenway follows the river through Linden Park, which offers numerous recreational opportunities.
DESCRIPTION:The first phase of the Steele Brook Greenway follows Steele Brook between Echo Lake Rd. and French St., with plans to extend the trail north and south, and eventually connect to the Naugatuck Greenway.
DESCRIPTION:Construction is due to begin in 2015. Waterbury’s first section of greenway trail will stretch from the Naugatuck River Recreational area on Platts Mill Rd. north along South Main St. to Eagle Street, and will include a park and parking area at the intersection of Platts Mill Rd. and South Main St.
Information about the completed greenway sections was provided by Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments on 12/23/2014. For additional news or any updated information please visit: http://nvcogct.org/