Grant Kicks Off Planning For Long-Awaited Rail Trail

Street Plans Principal Mike Lydon said working on the conceptual plan was an “exciting opportunity.” The plan is not a “detailed master plan,” but rather a “first look at what the trail may look like.” The hope is that the conceptual plan will aid the town in seeking further grant funding. “This is how we go from ‘no trail’ to ‘trail.’ This is a small but critical step in the process.”

Housatonic Trail Extension | Newtown, CT

PROJECT STATUS: PLAN COMPLETE The proposed Housatonic Rail Trail Extension Plan is a vision to lengthen the Housatonic Rail Trail from Monroe to Newtown’s Fairfield Hills campus. This 3.5 mile extension will help connect Newtown residents to Fairfield Hills, a former psychiatric hospital that Newtown continues to redevelop into…