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Strut with Mutts for River Valley Trail

The Norwalk River Valley Trail’s (NRVT) inaugural Mutt Strut will be on May 5 from 10am to 2pm (rain date is May 12). All proceeds will go toward building more sections of the NRVT in Norwalk, Wilton, Ridgefield and Redding.

The fun event for all ages includes bandanas and treats for the dogs, wristbands for the hikers, goodie bags, selfies, trophies, medals, prizes (including most creative dog costume), and more. The registration is $30 for families or per person.

You will be strutting your mutts on the NRVT at these starting locations:

• Norwalk - The Lockwood-Mathews parking lot at the rear of the Pine Island Historic Cemetery. The Norwalk Mutt Strut will go from Lockwood-Mathews to the Maritime Aquarium and back. At a casual pace, this is about 20 minutes each way.

• Wilton - The commuter parking lot at Wolfpit Road and Route 7. The Wilton Mutt Strut will go from the commuter parking lot to Sharp Hill Road and back. This walk is about 30 minutes each way.

• Ridgefield - The parking area at the corner of Simpaug Turnpike and Route 7. The combined Ridgefield/Redding Mutt Strut will go from Simpaug Turnpike and Route 7 to Topstone Road and back. This walk is about 30 minutes each way.

The Norwalk River Valley Trail will be a 35-mile, multi-use trail that will run from Norwalk to Danbury. In Norwalk and Wilton, segments of the NRVT are complete. In Redding and Ridgefield, segments of the trail have been selected for engineering and construction in 2018-19.

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