The Norwalk River Valley Trail marked a significant milestone in the trail's development this spring as the ribbon was cut on a 200-foot boardwalk that traverses wetland in the section that links Autumn Ridge Road and Twin Oaks Lane. Trail officials are ready to add another 2,000 feet to get to Skunk Lane. All they need is $80,000.
"We are very fortunate we have all our permits in place," Pat Sesto, the Ridgefield committee member and Wilton's former environmental director, said at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. She announced that the Wilton Loop is part of the Connecticut Trail Census project, and a count during five weeks from December into January showed 4,000 people using the trail, which was about one and a half miles at that point.
Read more in The Wilton Bulletin.
Cutting the ribbon on the new boardwalk along the Wilton
Loop of the Norwalk River Valley Trail are, from left, Greg Jensen,
Cliff Fox, Pat Sesto, Jennifer Toll and Lorraine Winsor of the
Wilton Woman's Club, and state Rep. Gail Lavielle. Photo
courtesy of Jeannette Ross.