Sunny Valley Preserve Hiking Trails

The Nature Conservancy protects 1900 acres of lakeside land in Bridgewater. Here, you will find a few good trails for hiking. If you park at Bridgewater Town Park you can follow the 4.5 mile blue blazed trail to its terminus at Pruchnik Lane. And, you can use various other trails to loop back. From strolls through meadows and farms to rocky climbs and scrambles these trails offer diverse and relatively easy hiking.


COUNTY: Litchfield
COMMUNITIES: Bridgewater
POINTS OF INTEREST: Lake Lillinonah, Housatonic River
ARTICLE LINKS:  Sunny Valley Preserve Trails - CTMQ


  1. Beware! Don't even think of going here unless you have a GPS app on your phone. Tried to follow the "blue trail" which was supposed to loop back via the "Lakeside trail". Guess what, Trail map lies! Lakeside trail does not exist! Had to walk back through some washed out logging road full of prickers. Thank god for GPS!

  2. We did this hike today and it is extremely well marked. The red trail is marked with wooden arrows in addition to red blazes. There is a place on the blue trail that has 2 trees with signs and red blazes that are not the red trail. That could explain the confusion above as there is no trail at that point. It is easy to follow and pretty.