Trumbull’s Town Trails
According to Trumbull… Trumbull has the most recreational and open space per capita in the state. I have no way of verifying that, nor do I have any inclination to try. Trumbull makes this claim quite often, so we’ll go with it.
At one point, there existed a Trumbull Land Trust but they deeded/sold all of their parcels to the town. Props to Trumbull for recognizing the value of greenspace. Once again I’m reminded at how awful my town (West Hartford) is regarding land preservation.
As I write this in December of 2017, I’m not sure how many of the listed properties are truly “hikeable,” but I’ll find out at some point. And even if 5 Pennies Park in the Nichols section of town isn’t truly hikeable, you better believe it’s staying on the list.
5 Pennies? In Nichols? As in five pennies is a nickel? Yeah, I support that.
My Trumbull Town Hikes:
(If linked, that means I’ve done it.)
5 Pennies Park (Private)
Halaby Nature Preserve
Indian Ledge Park
Mischee Brook Park
Old Mine Park
Robert G. Beach Memorial Park
Trumbull Nature & Arts Center
Twin Brooks Park
Trumbull hiking/mapping resources:
Various maps of Trumbull (UConn)
Patrick Sullivan saysNovember 15, 2020 at 11:26 am
5 Pennies Park is private property maintained by a non-profit organization. The trails aren’t overtly tough, but they are less crowded since they are not owned by the town of Trumbull.
Due to recent vandalism the organization has started towing cars with out a parking pass.
Hiker Tom saysMarch 5, 2021 at 7:46 pm
I write this as a former resident and along former editor of the town’s weekly newspaper. Trumbull requires a town sticker to park in its parks and the ranger in his pickup truck makes the rounds handing out tickets to those without a sticker. Indian Ledge Park abuts the northern end of the Pequonnock River Valley, which is the best hiking area in town. Twin Brooks and Beach Memorial Park are next to each other and offer some pleasant, if unexceptional hiking. Old Mine Park has a short loop hike and also has a section of the Pequonnock River Trail, a rail trail from Bridgeport to Newtown, that connects Old Mine Park to the Pequonnock River Valley. I discuss the Pequonnock River Valley on this website: https://westrocktrails.blogspot.com/p/hikes-beyond-west-rock-fairfield-county.html