The Valley Greenway Guide of trails along the Housatonic and Naugatuck rivers in Shelton, Derby, Ansonia and Stratford is now available in Valley town halls, libraries and community centers.
Copies are also available from the Housatonic Valley Association at 860-672-6678 and online at hvatoday.org. The association published this full-color, informative guide with the generous support of Pitney Bowes, Sikorsky and the Valley Community Foundation.
The guide provides an easy reference to the trails, riverwalks, river overlooks and even an historic trolley route through the valley towns. Use the guide to walk, bird, skate, fish and cycle in places close to home.
Users can explore miles of riverfront trails and community paths that connect Shelton, Derby, Ansonia and Stratford to the Naugatuck and Housatonic Rivers. The guide includes maps and details about the Shelton Riverwalk, Ansonia Riverwalk, the Bluff Walk, the Derby Greenway, Sikorsky Estuary Walk and trails on Birchbank Mountain, the Tahmore Trail and the Derby-Ansonia Beltline Trail.
United Way Executive Director Jack Walsh said the new guide is bound to give people an entirely new impression of the transformation underway in the area.
“Our rivers and water courses once fueled our industry and economy, and now they are taking on a whole new life as recreational and environmental assets as clearly shown throughout this fantastic new guide,” Walsh said.
The Housatonic Valley Association, a tri-state nonprofit citizen’s environmental group founded in 1941, works to conserve the natural character and environmental health of its communities by protecting and restoring the land and waters of the 2,000-square-mile Housatonic watershed from its source in the Pittsfield, Mass. area to Long Island Sound. The association has offices in South Lee, Mass.; Cornwall Bridge, Conn.; and Wassaic, New York. For information on association visit hvatoday.org.