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Ives Trail Greenway

Ives Trail Greenway - Bennets Pond

Ives Trail Greenway - Bennets Pond

What: Hiking Trail
Where: Danbury, Bethel, & Ridgefield.
Parking: Bennets Farm Rd. Ridgefield, CT 06877 (map)
Trail Map: click here (pdf)

The Ives Trail Greenway is a regional trail that links open spaces in Bethel, Danbury, and Ridgefield, Connecticut.

The trail extends fourteen miles, from Terre Haute in Bethel, northwesterly to Rogers Park in Danbury, past the Charles Ives Homestead, and then southerly thru Tarrywile Park.

It then continues southwesterly across Route 7 and through Wooster Mountain State Park to the existing trail systems in Ridgefield’s Bennetts Pond Park and Pine Mountain 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 state composer.

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