Trail Conditions

Known Trail Issues
If you know of a problem that isn't listed here, report it at conservation@cityofshelton.org. 

Updated November 7, 2016

Birchbank Trail: OK. Some branches are down here & there.  Additional white blazes pending to clarify a few trail junctions and also a  reroute done in the spring. 

Bluff Walk at Riverview Park: The tree that was down behind the tot playground was cleared 11/5/16.  The sections behind the two ballfields were cut in August. These areas grow in very quickly. A lot of poison ivy was cut behind the large ballfield, and that will be treated with herbicide after it begins to regrow. Oak leaves and acorns may be slippery.

Boehm Pond Trail: OK 

Gristmill Trail: OK. 

Nicholdale Farm (Land Trust property): The perimeter trail is clear and blazed blue in both directions.  The Land Trust posted some nice new photos of Nicholdale on their website - see the links page 11/7/16. 

Shelton Lakes Trails: The Eversource crews appear to be done on the tower repairs between Rt. 108 and Independence Drive 11/7/16.  Not sure if they are still working elsewhere in town.  Closures are most likely between Monday and Friday, 7 am to 5 pm. This will impact all of the trails at Shelton Lakes. 
  • Oak Valley Trail: OK - in good shape as of 11/2/16.
  • Nells Rock Trail:  OK (cleared out July 9, 2016)
  • Turkey Trot: OK - in good shape as of 11/2/16.
  • Rec Path: OK - but work party scheduled for 11/9 from Constitution Blvd N. to Pine Lake to cut back briars and brush.
Nells Loop Trail (Abby Wright Open Space on Nells Rock Road opposite L'Hermitage).  Brush and briars mowed along trails 7/9/16.  The white trail is clear out to powerlines and back.  Some woody growth can still be trimmed, but the trail is clear, particularly the sunny spots along the powerlines.  
Paugussett Trail North (Monroe to Indian Well, CFPA Trail):  All clear, except: the Indian Well overlook is completely overgrown, so there is no view during summer -- we have asked CFPA for assistance and are waiting for an approval from the DEEP to cut some trees (just recently obtained 11/2/16). The portion of the trail near Indian Well Falls is somewhat overgrown but will be rerouted within the next year.  (CFPA Trail Managers Terry & Teresa Gallagher)

Paugussett Trail South (Indian Well to Buddington): Indian Well to Mayflower cleared 6/25/2016. Meadow to Constitution Blvd hayfield mowing pending. Constitution to Independence cut out 6/11/2016. Independence to Buddington should be OK. (CFPA Trail Manager Lynn Reid). 7/9/16: Paugussett Trail clear from Nells Loop back to 4 Corners.

Pearmain Path: Unknown

RecPath; 7/9/16: The brushy sections along the RecPath near Great Ledge south of Oak Valley Road. The City looks like they are done with some maintenance on the dam at Pine Lake.  

Tahmore Trail (Land Trust property, CFPA-maintained Trail): Part of the trail was not reblazed last fall due to a possible trail reroute pending approval from the Land Trust.   The nearby overlook at Indian Well is overgrown and we have asked CFPA for assistance in getting that cleared out. (CFPA Trail Managers Terry & Teresa Gallagher).


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