Trail Length: 6.8 miles
Towns: Newtown, Redding, Easton
Allowed Uses: Hiking Only, No Pets

Trail Overview

Located within the Aspetuck River Valley area of Fairfield County, the Aspetuck Trail intersects the towns of Newtown, Easton, and Redding. This woodland trail travels through the Centennial Watershed State Forest and connects to the trail system in Collis P. Huntington State Park. Notable features include the Aspetuck River, Hedmon’s Pond dam, scenic overlooks, and stone walls. The trail also connects to the blue-blazed Saugatuck Trail offering longer-distance hiking opportunities.

Because the trail is located within watershed lands, recreational use is regulated by the Department of Public Health. Please respect and obey all signs. The Centennial Watershed State Forest is managed cooperatively by the CT DEEP, Aquarion Water Company, and The Nature Conservancy.

  • Pets are not permitted on the Aspetuck Trail.
  • This trail is restricted to hiking activities only. No other trail uses are permitted.
  • Hunting is permitted in State Forests intersected by this trail. Please use caution and wear orange during hunting season.


Our Trail Partners

CFPA acknowledges we are on the traditional lands of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, the Mohegans, the Eastern Pequot, Schaghticoke, Golden Hill Paugussett, Nipmuc, and Niantic peoples. We pay our respect to the Indigenous people who are no longer here due to colonization, forced relocation, disease, and warfare. We thank them for stewarding this land throughout generations. We recognize the continued presence of Indigenous people on this territory who have survived attempted genocide, and who still hold ties to the land spiritually and culturally. We shall be good stewards of the land we all call Quinnentucket, Connecticut.