This is the combined length of all the trails within the park. The blue trail was originally part of the Naugatuck Trail, one of the oldest Native American trails in Connecticut, and it is now a middle section of Woodbridge's five-mile-long Greenway system. For a longer hike, you can continue on the Blue trail from either the north or south end of this park (see map).
Destination Distance From Downtown
2 of 5 diamonds
The park is fairly flat. The main trail is crushed gravel, and the side trails are grass and dirt. Some sections are thick with tree roots underfoot, which could pose a tripping hazard.
The Park has approximately 100 acres of forests and woodlands, streams, wetlands, and meadow. The Wepawaug Falls can be accessed from the trails, though technically they are not part of this park.
The woods are young and open-feeling; occasional stone walls will alert you to the land's agricultural history. The main trail (Blue) is part of the old Naugatuck Indian Trail, which extends to the north and south of Street Memorial Park. Other trails skirt the borders of the park or bring you through an open grassy meadow.
What Makes It Great
Technically Wepawaug Falls isn't part of this park, but the Naugatuck Trail runs seamlessly from the Woodbridge Park Association's land to the Woodbridge Land Trust's jurisdiction, so as far as hikers are concerned, it's the same place. The outcropping of rocks that makes up the small waterfall in the Wepawaug River is delightful to look at, no matter which organization has stewardship of that bit of the land.
As the Wepawaug River winds through the park on its way to Long Island Sound, you walk over tiny wooden bridges, some of which have built-in benches inviting you to take in the view. It's a thoroughly pleasant and peaceful place to spend an afternoon.
Who is Going to Love It
Anyone who craves peace and quiet will be perfectly content here.
Directions, Parking, & Regulations
Park on Meetinghouse Lane in front of Woodbridge Town Hall.
Open daily during daylight hours.
Dogs must be on-leash.
Prohibited activities: Hunting, Fishing, Motorized vehicles, Littering, Alcohol, Camping, Disturbing wildlife, Picking of wildflowers or other plants, Horseback riding.