Norwalk River Valley Trail project gets $3 million grant; Nod Hill Brewery raising money for project

The organizers of the Ridgefield Ramble say they need just a little bit more help from residents -- $130,000 -- to get the trail across the finish line.

News 12 Staff

Jun 24, 2021, 9:36 PM

Updated 1,065 days ago

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The Norwalk River Valley Trail project received a $3 million grant to complete a new walking trail in Ridgefield.
The organizers of the Ridgefield Ramble say they need just a little bit more help from residents -- $130,000 -- to get the trail across the finish line.
The extra cost is for design, leasing and permitting.
The Ridgefield Ramble will be a mile and a half of finished trail from Route 7 to Fire Hill Road.
Organizers say eventually, the Norwalk River Valley Trail will run 30 miles of easy outdoor walking from Norwalk to Danbury.
"It's for everybody, it's not for ultra-runners -- I mean they can use it, but it's for people who want to teach their kids to ride and they're looking for a safe area. It's for people pushing their baby strollers and just with friends," said Beth Merril, executive director of the Norwalk River Valley Trail.
Nod Hill Brewery will hold a fundraiser for the Ridgefield Ramble July 2. Proceeds from the sale of their new IPA, One For The Trail, will help fund the construction of this walking trail.
The planned Norwalk River Valley Trail will eventually start at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk and end at Rogers Park in Danbury.


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