I have been mountain biking in the Pequonnock Valley for years and road biked the entire Housatonic Rail-Trail (Pequonnock Valley Greenway) in 2013. The old railroad bridge over the Merritt always intrigued me so today, I donned my snowshoes and hiked in from Quarry Road.
Where I started my trek (at the north end of Quarry Road) was kinda ugly.
It is hard to tell from this photo shoot but most of the ROW was covered with plant growth (prickly invasive Japanese barberries, etc.) so hiking thru this in this summer would have required a machete!
After returning to my car I went up to the Valley to Mountain Bike. The Trails were groomed well and I got in a short stint before the snow started to fall. :-)
- Housatonic Rail-Trail (Pequonnock Valley Greenway) Trail Link >
- GBRC - Pequonnock River Trail (future plans)
- My trek on the Housatonic Rail-Trail (Pequonnock Valley Greenway)