Welcome to the Al's Trail Series!
NOTE: Do NOT park at the pump station. It Is private property.
Al's Trail is 10.7 mile trail through a greenway in Newtown that winds its way through a state forest, a state park, town forests, town open space and private property. Along the way one can see eagle roosting areas, a family-owned vineyard, abandoned gold and feldspar mines, steep rock cliffs, and one of Connecticut's best trout streams. The trail is divided in seven sections (between orange bars):
- Upper Paugussett
- McLaughlin Vineyards
- Black Bridge Road
- Rocky Glen
- Dayton Road
- Pootatuck River
- Deep Brook
This cache is on the Black Bridge Road segment and is actually located on the Knott's Memorial Trail Preserve which is a Newtown Forest Assocation property. See waypoints for the best parking (see Blue Box #6). You need to bring your own pen.
For more information see the following link: Black Bridge Road
Also see the Newtown Forest Association link Knott's Memorial Trail
Al's Trail Rules:
Open dawn to dusk and at the discretion of the related property owner. The related property owner may impose additional restrictions. All pets must be under control at all times by the pets owner. Please tread lightly and do not leave the marked trails. Motorized vehicles, fires and hunting are not permitted on Newtown Forest Association properties. Other properties that trail passes through may have similar restrictions. It is the hikers responsibility to understand and follow all rules that the property owners may post. The trail is subject to change and be closed from time to time due to a variety of conditions. Certain sections of the trail may be unmarked as Al's Trail Association secures the legal rights to pass across all parcels.
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