The main “blue” trail was originally part of the Naugatuck Trail, one of the oldest Indian trails in Connecticut. This trail is a key component to the state designated Woodbridge Greenway. Hikers can enjoy about 5 miles of trails consisting of 6 major trails and several additional minor trail, connecting the Elderslie Preserve to Fitzgerald Tract. Enjoy the beauty of wetlands, Indian Trail Pond and Keenes Pond, the serenity of the Wepawaug River and Wepawaug Falls, and hardwood forest stands.
Alice Newton Street Memorial Park is owned by the Woodbridge Park Association, one of the oldest land trusts in Connecticut. In 1929, 82 acres of forest north of the Woodbridge Town Hall were donated by Mr. Newton Street as a memorial to his mother, Alice Newton-Street (1853-1928). With connecting properties, Alice Newton Street Memorial Park now comprises 105 acres of protected open space.
The park has four access points and consists of varied habitat classifications such as forests and woodlands, streams, wetlands, etc. Other major landmarks in the park include “the meadow” and the nearby Wepawaug Falls. The “Falls” are on Woodbridge Land Trust Property and for many people are synonymous with this park. The Wepawaug River’s northern and eastern branches merge here before it empties into Long Island Sound. Many old stone walls run through much of the Park, adding an element of this land’s past agricultural history.
Cross Country Skiing is allowed in the park.
Take Rt 114 to the Woodbridge Town Center. Parking is available on Meetinghouse Lane or any other public parking areas. The main entrance for Alice Newton Street Memorial Park is located on Meetinghouse Lane just west of the rear driveway of the First Church of Christ. A large and prominent sign, detailing many of the Park’s trails and landmarks is available to view.
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