The Pequonnock is a jewel in the rough, a river with great potential that has only in the past few years received the care and attention it deserves, first with the purchase of the Pequonnock River State Park, then with the (still in progress) creation of a trail from Newtown to Bridgeport, and finally with the Pequonnock River Initiative which resulted in a Watershed Management Plan and more improvements.
Rte. 25 and Rte. 8 run along most of the river’s course, yet there are many parks and open spaces, places where one can “get away from it all”.
Trout are stocked in great abundance from Great Hollow Lake in Monroe all the way south to Bunnell’s Pond in the Olmsted-designed Beardsley Park, and it is a DEEP Trophy Trout Stream in Trumbull, from the Whitney Ave. bridge through the Pequonnock River Valley State Park (the trails map is not up to date & the Coyote Crossing foot bridge is down) down to the Daniels Farm Rd. bridge. Although thermal pollution is an issue, large broodstock rainbow trout will often hold over and grow even larger.
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