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Ansonia Nature Center Trails

The Ansonia Nature Trail Network consists of multiple linking trails from the Ansonia Nature Center to the Mead School.
Trail Activity
Hiking Cross-country skiing
4.0 miles, Network
Easy, Moderate
Packed Earth/Dirt, Gravel/Crushed Stone, Grass, Boardwalk
Permitted on leash


The Ansonia Nature Trail Network consists of a network of trails from the Ansonia Nature Center to the Mead School. The trail system is owned by the City of Ansonia and managed by the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center. It is accessible to the public free of charge.

Once a small family-owned dairy farm, the park is laced with two and one-half miles of nature trails. The land encompasses almost 150 acres of wooded hills and grassy fields bisected by streams, a two acre pond, wet meadows, and an upland swamp.  The site is a wonderful microcosm of a typical Connecticut landscape which provides sanctuary to many species of New England flora and fauna.  A portion of the park has been dedicated to recreational fields including soccer, baseball, and softball, as well as several acres reserved for community gardening and a large playscape for younger children.


Other Information

Please adhere to all Park Rules and Regulations that can be found on the Ansonia Nature Center website. 

Please take special notice of the rules pertaining to trails. 

  • Bicycles are prohibited from all Ansonia Nature Center trails with the exception of a very short section that is shared with Naugatuck State Forest. Cyclists must access the trail from the State Forest. 
  • Snowmobiles, motorcycles and other motorized vehicles are prohibited from all park trails. 
  • Horses are not allowed on the trails. 
  • All pets must be on a leash at all times. 

Trail Manager

For more information, visit the Ansonia Nature Center website or contact:

Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center
Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center
10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia CT 06401
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Trail Tips

Dispose of Waste Properly
Wash your dishes at least 200 feet away from water sources, use biodegradable soap sparingly, and scatter the dishwater.
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Trailhead Information

The Parking locations are on Milan Road and the Ansonia Recreation Center. Parking to access the Mead School trails is also available at the Mead School.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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