The Derby Greenway runs between Division Street and Main Street, paralleling the Naugatuck and Housatonic rivers. The trail runs on top of a flood control dyke for the rivers; a portion of it goes across O'Sullivan's Island. One of the centerpieces of the trail is the footbridge on the Housatonic side from which you get great views of the river.
The Derby Greenway will eventually be part of the larger Naugatuck Valley Greenway. The trail will eventually cross the Naugatuck River to Shelton. In addition, the town of Ansonia is currently designing sections that will be linked to the Derby Greenway.
The trail is open from dawn to dusk.
Parking and Trail Access
Parking is available at Main Street; under the Commodore Hull Bridge; at the train station; and at the Division Street end.
Not for me
The Derby Greenway is a poor excuse for a bike trail. Although paved throughout, it is very narrow and dominated by walkers. Joggers, people with strollers and dog walkers. Even the most novice of bikers will find the constant stops and near accidents ...
This is a wonderful trail, quiet even though it is near several busy streets. There is nothing wrong with the actual trail. I take exception to the new rules added to its use. I had frequented this trail prior to my daughter's birth. I chose to come walk ...
Lots of potential!
The Derby Greenway is currently a very short trail, but it is very well maintained and has the potential to become a great bike trail. At it's current length, a cyclist can bike the entire trail and back in about 15 minutes. Plans are currently underway ...