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Shelton Lakes Recreation Path

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Location
Shelton,  
CONNECTICUT
From You5347.80 Mi
Local TipsGreat running path! The 11 mile single track Shelton Lakes Greenway Trail Network criss crosses it multiple points proving multiple loop opportunties.
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2013-12-06
Created ByBrianN
Surfaces
  • Soft
Activities
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Walking
Features
  • Parking
  • Hills
  • Out And Back
  • Baby-Jogger Friendly
Street Crossings
  • A Few
Max Distance7-10
Volume of Use
  • Low
DescriptionThe Shelton Lakes Recreation Path ("Rec Path") is a popular multi-use path located in the Shelton Lakes Greenway suitable for bikes, baby strollers, and wheelchairs. The path is 8-12 feet wide with a crushed stone surface and is handicapped accessible. The path was completed in 2012. Click HERE for a map.

The Rec Path northern section begins at Pine Lake (aka Shelton Reservoir #2) on Shelton Avenue Rt. 108 east of Meadow Street. There is ample parking. The path heads west up a long but gradual incline between the Intermediate School and High School, crosses Constitution Blvd South, and follows the top of a long dam built in the 1800's at Silent Waters (aka Shelton Reservoir #1). The Rec Path then crosses Shelton Avenue at the signal (Mile 1.25), runs past the new Dog Park to an overlook of the Hope Lake dam, and continues for another half mile to Oak Valley Road, and then parallels Oak Valley Road Extension (Mile 2.0).

After following the powerlines briefly the Rec Path turns back into the forest, crosses Basil Brook, crosses Wesley Drive, and begins a long descent to Huntington Center, crossing Wesley Drive again and skirting the Land Trust Meadow before ending on Lane Street not far from Huntington Street (Mile 4.1). Designated parking in Huntington Center is at the Community Center.
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