Trail to park a secret no more
Just in time for the annual summer concert series at Merwin Meadows, First Selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice announced the rediscovery of a walking path that leads from the park to the Wilton train station parking lot.
“There is a trail from the back lot of the Wilton train station to Merwin Meadows. People have forgotten about it,” Vanderslice said at the May 21 meeting of the Board of Selectmen, after reporting her find to the public on her Facebook page.
“It used to be a narrow trail, but parks and grounds has made it a wide trail. It kind of looks like the Norwalk River Valley Trail,” Vanderslice told the other selectmen and a few people in the audience.
“It’s something to think about,” she said. “It’s parking a lot of people don’t think about.”
The trail is accessible from the far right side of the parking lot at the opposite side of the track.
From Merwin, walkers may go over the wooden bridge, straight back, and turn into the train station lot.
“A lot of people just don’t know about it. I didn’t know it was so nice,” Vanderslice said.
The improvements were made over recent years.
“Until today, people would say it’s too bad if there’s a game on the soccer field we can’t park at the train station. Now you can,” Vanderslice said. “It’s a nice wide trail.”