Linking two rivers, three cities and six bridges! Home of the Derby Hall of Fame
The Derby Greenway was officially opened with a dedication on Derby Day - June 25, 2006. At that point in time, the 1.7 mile trail was completely open from Main and Bridge Street to Division Street. Click here for photos from the Grand Opening. The Derby Greenway is the most used trail in CT as measured by the Connecticut Trail Census project (see more below). The trail is open from sunrise to sunset year round and the City of Derby plows it during the winter.
Did you know that the Derby Greenway continues to overwhelmingly be the most used of all the trails being measured as part of the Connecticut Trail Census since the Census was started in 2018? Check out all the latest stats by clicking here.
The latest statistics from 2020 showed that even during the COVID crisis usage of the Derby Greenway continues to be the highest in CT. During the year, the trail average 926 daily "uses" as measured by the infrared sensor that does the counting with a total for the year of 332,605. Assuming that users were likely to pass the sensor twice each time they were on the trail, the actual number of users would be roughly half of that total. None of the other 26 trails include in the census approached the total in Derby. Some graphs of Derby's usage patterns:
The Derby Greenway was the first trail completed in what eventually will become the 42 mile long Naugatuck River Greenway. Here is a video prepared by the National Park Service about the Naugatuck River Greenway:
Phase III is open -
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Map showing the Greenway (red) ringing the old Borough of Birmingham!
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