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COVID 19 Message from Friends of the Litchfield Community Greenway

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

As we work together to slow the spread of COVID 19 by practicing social distancing much of the local guidance includes outdoor exercise as essential….”Medical and Health experts agree that being active outside is crucial to maintaining wellbeing”…

It is both gratifying and, at the same time, concerning to see the increased activity on our Greenway and it is imperative that the Guidelines provided by the CDC are followed:

  • Follow personal hygiene before heading to trails: wash hands, and carry hand sanitizer.
  • Do not use trails if you have symptoms.
  • Observe at all times a six foot distance from others.
  • Warn other trail users of your presence & move to the side to allow others to pass.
  • Be sure that all dogs are leashed.
  • Make sure all trash and pet waste is removed.

Signs of will be placed along the Greenway in the next few days as a reminder for us to all do our part.

Thank you for your attention during this time of great stress and anxiety. By working together we can get through this.

Board of Directors

Friends of the Litchfield Community Greenway

As progress continues at an accelerated pace to make the entire Litchfield Community Greenway a reality we are looking for additional members to help with the effort.  Our meetings take place the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 PM at E J Murphy’s office.  Please join us & see for yourself how you can make our Greenway a success.

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The Litchfield Community Greenway

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Many towns have converted unused railroad beds to updated greenways allowing the public to walk and ride their bikes through some of the most scenic areas of Connecticut.  Litchfield’s old railroad bed had attracted the attention of a group of citizens who have been working together for many years to make that dream of making a trail on the railroad bed into a reality. Phase one of the Litchfield Community Greenway is approximately a 2 mile trail that winds from Russell Street through wooded areas and along the Bantam River. It is a scenic and peaceful place in the midst of a lively town.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officially designated the Litchfield Community Greenway as an official state Greenway in 2011. To view the state greenways map from their site click here!

Pictures of our progress