Category:Housatonic Rail Trail

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English: The Housatonic Rail Trail is a recreational trail for hikers, runners, and cyclists built along the former mainline of the Housatonic Railroad in four towns in southeastern Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. Each town uses a slightly different name for the trail. For example, Monroe calls it the "Housatonic Valley Rail Trail", Trumbull calls it the "Housatonic Railway Rails to Trails Pequonnock Valley Greenway", etc. It runs from Bridgeport station in Bridgeport to the site of the former Botsford station along the active Housatonic line in Newtown. It opened as a rail line in February 1840 then closed some time later and was converted to a rail trail after that.