HVCEO - Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials
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for the Ives Trail.
Ives Trail map looking south.
Courtesy of Rick DeWitt
IVES TRAIL GREENWAY BROCHURE
IVES TRAIL GREENWAY AND RELATED MAPS
OVERVIEW OF IVES TRAIL GREENWAY
The City of Danbury Connecticut is leading the development of the Ives Trail Greenway, a regional trail that links open spaces in Bethel, Danbury, and Ridgefield, Connecticut.
The trail will extend fourteen miles, from Terre Haute in Bethel, northwesterly to Rogers Park in Danbury, past the Charles Ives Homestead, and then southerly thru Tarrywile Park.
The Ives Trail is named in honor of Charles
E. Ives. Born in Danbury in 1874, Ives is noted
for his original classical compositions, winning the Pulitzer
prize in 1947 for his Symphony Number 3. Danbury's Ives
has the significant distinction of being Connecticut's
The Ives Trail Committee has carefully planned a trail that protects sensitive environmental areas. In consultation with The National Park Service and The Conway School of Landscape Design, a management and maintenance plan for the trail is being prepared. Local conservation groups, the City of Danbury and Towns of Bethel and Ridgefield are strong supporters of this greenway.
Parts of the trail are currently under construction and
the main portion officially opened on June 3, 2006, National
Trails Day, when 19
persons became the first to hike the entire
Hiking enthusiasts who have completed the Ives Trail from start to finish can apply for a commemorative patch suitable for affixing to a jacket, backpack, or hat.