The main section of NRVT in Redding – known as the Redding mile – extends north from Fire Hill Rd. at the border with Ridgefield to Pickett’s Ridge Rd. It is designed, shovel-ready and takes advantage of part of a pre-existing wood road from an old subdivision plan within the Super 7 corridor. In early 2019 it was announced that that NRVT and Redding had received a large grant of $375,000 in the recent round of Recreational Trail Grant Funding. The grant has a 20% matching requirement ($75,000) so that translates into a state award of $300,000! We are very close to our fundraising goal thanks to many individuals and charitable entities. Please join the Redding Garden Club, the Redding Land Trust, Redding Open Lands, Inc., the beFoundation, the Nessel Foundation, and Eversource Co. and help us meet the match!
- The Town of Redding has executed the grant contract with the state, and awaits a proposal from Stantec for engineering, surveying and mapping to meet DOT requirements.
- The entire length of the Redding Mile runs through State of Connecticut DOT parcels originally purchased for a proposed Super 7 highway, and negotiations with the state over language in the lease is expected to be concluded soon.
- Our goal is to begin construction in the fall of 2019.
- Mitch’s Mad Kanza Fundraiser, a 200 mile endurance cycling ride by Mitch Ancona of Ancona’s Wines and Spirits, raised $8,750 thanks to his loyal following of NRVT supporters!
- We are also very excited about an upcoming $2,500 grant from Eversource Co., and thank them for their committed outreach in the community.
MAPS: Use the PDF version to see all of our current and future planned areas of the NRVT in Redding. You may print this map using the print button below it. You may hold down your mouse and move it after zooming to navigate the maps.Redding map for web site-min
Click here for a downloadable, printable version of the map.