Litchfield Community Greenway


0 Reviews

View Trail Map
View Map
Send to App

Register for free!

Register for free with TrailLink today!

We're a non-profit all about helping you enjoy the outdoors
  • View over 40,000 miles of trail maps
  • Share your trail photos
  • Save your own favorite trails
  • Learn about new trails near you
  • Leave reviews for trails
  • Add new and edit existing trails

Litchfield Community Greenway Facts

States: Connecticut
Counties: Litchfield
Length: 2.5 miles
Trail end points: Whites Wood Rd & South Lake St (Litchfield) and North Shore Rd (Bantam)
Trail surfaces: Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 13274975

Litchfield Community Greenway Description

The Litchfield Community Greenway runs along the former Shepaug Railway railbed in the Town of Litchfield. Operational from 1878 to 1948, the railroad line ran between between Litchfield and Danbury.

The Friends of the Litchfield Community Greenway manage and maintain the trail. Through an agreement with Eversource Energy, who own the land through which the trail meanders, plans for the rail-trail include extending it along the railbed all the way to the town's border with Morris. 

From the intersection of Whites Wood Road and South Lake Street, the rail-trail heads southwest past the West Cemetery. The route uses an existing trail it passes through the White Memorial Conservation Center until it reaches Bissell Road. There is a 400-foot boardwalk, which runs along the Bissell Road wetlands to the entrance into the nature preserve. Volunteers built this section in the fall of 2021 and it includes a crosswalk with solar-powered crossing lights. Continuing west, the rail-trail includes a new pedestrian bridge known an "The Bridge to Everywhere” which crosses over Butternut Brook. The Greenway continues to its current terminus at North Shore Road.  

Developing in phases, the Greenway's Phase 4 is currently being funded and will extend it 1.9 miles west through the Town of Bantam and south to Stoddard Road. Phase 5 will extend the trail to the original train station in Litchfield.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at Russell Street, at White Woods Road, at the Butternut Brook crossing on Route 202, and at North Shore Road.


Nearby Trails

Go Unlimited Today!

  • FREE Account
  • View over 40,000 miles of trail maps
  • Post your trail reviews
  • Share your trail photos
  • Save your favorite trails
  • Learn about new trails near you
  • Get a free map in the app!
Register for FREE
Purchase Unlimited

Explore by City

Explore by City

Explore by Activity

Explore by Activity

Log in to your account to:

  • View trail paths on the map
  • Save trails to your account
  • Add trails, edit descriptions
  • Share photos
  • Add reviews

Log in with Google

Log in with Apple


Register for free!

Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 40,000 miles of trail maps and more!

Register with Google

Register with Apple


Your account has been deleted.