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Pequonnock River Valley

Pequonnock Valley Map (thumbnail)Trumbull Connecticut is blessed with the beautiful Pequonnock River Valley. Carved from a wild torrent of glacier melt eons ago, the valley has a rugged and varied landscape. Massive outcroppings of giant granite and a centrally-located marsh and meadow area provide a wide variety of terrain. It's a picturesque place brimming with history and breathtaking scenery.

Now preserved as open space, the Pequonnock Valley was once an industrial hub of nineteenth-century Trumbull and the ruins of several mills as well as a railroad ice house can be found.

On the west side of the river runs an abandoned railroad grade that serves as a level trail about three miles in length. The east side of the park has a wide variety of terrain and has been a haven for mountain bikers and hikers with its rocky stream beds, tough climbs and numerous rock drops.

Further north, you can traverse an area known as Parlor Rock that was once a bustling amusment park and continue on to visit the remnants of old tungsten mine.

Indian Ledge Park and Pequonnock River Valley Park are located west of Route 25 while Old Mine Park is further north on the other side of the highway.

The Pequonnock River Valley Park was jointly purchased by the Town and State Department of Environmental Protection from the Bridgeport Hydraulic Company in 1989 with the intention to preserve the land. Together, the park system consists of over 550 acres.

  • Pequonnock River Valley Park (382 acres)
  • Indian Ledge Park (104.6 acres)
  • Old Mine Park (72.1 acres)
  • Parlor Rock Historic Amusement Area (2.5 acres)
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Celebrate National Trails Day

June 6th, 2015

Take a Scenic Hike through the Pequonnock River Valley. The focus this year wil be on comparing different ecosystems: marshland, mixed forests, grassland, conifer forests, etc.

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Annual Historic Hike (Autumn)

Every fall, The Trumbull Historical Society in partnership with the Trumbull Nature Center leads a guided hike through the Pequonnock Valley State Park.
Annual Historic Hike - Details and Photos > (access to 2011 - 2014 hike info)


National Trails Day Hike (June)

Each year on National Trails Day, the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) promotes hikes throughout the state. Known as "Connecticut Trails Weekend", since 2013, the Trumbull Nature Center sponsors a Scenic Trails Day Hike.

Scenic Trails Day Hike - Details and Photos > (access to 2013 - 2014 hike info)