Webb Mountain Park
Monroe, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Source: Connecticut Forest and Park Association; Connecticut Walk Book


Take the Merritt Parkway and get off at 49 for Route 25 north. Turn right on Route 111 (Monroe Turnpike). Turn right onto East Village Road in East Village. (Turn left onto Webb Street and keep going straight on Old Fish House Road to get to Webb Mt. Park.)

Another parking area is on Thoreau Drive where there is limited parking. Instead of turning left onto Webb Street, go down farther and turn left onto Longfellow Road; drive 1.1 mile and turn left onto Bryant Lane; drive .1 mile and turn right onto Thoreau Drive; drive .3 of a mile and park near where you see the blue trail markers on the left side of the road, just before the home at #182 Thoreau Drive. (You hike north to Webb Mountain.)

Tom Ebersold sent in these directions:

I-95 to Exit 27A (Rts. 8/25 North) or Merritt Pkwy. (Rt. 15) to Exit 49N (from the south) or Exit 49 (from the north), which is Rt. 25 North. Take Rt. 25 to the end of the highway portion. Right onto Rt. 111 North and go for 5.2 miles to East Village Road. Take the left onto Webb Circle the second time you see it). Bear right onto Old Fish House Road and drive half a mile to the parking area.

A link to a map of the area and much more information may be found at  this address:


This is an out-and back trail. It goes way past Webb Mountain Park, going 5.33 miles in all. You can turn around any time you get tired.

The Paugussett Trail heads through Webb Mountain Park after going through. Indian Well State Park. Head east and turn left down an embankment between houses. After crossing a brook you are in Webb Mountain Park. You will cross trails red, yellow, yellow again, red, and then a brook. Crossing the park road you ascend climbing a one-hundred foot ledge. There is a view of the Stevenson Dam and Lake Zoar. At 2.26 miles the trail reaches a parking area on Route 34. (For more description of the Paugussett Trail see the Connecticut Walk Book.)

Or you can park outside the gate where there is a kiosk with a detailed map showing all the trails in the park.  Pick up the red trail that in a hemlock grove parallels the brook for quite a ways. A yellow trail loop goes off on the right (and will return to the same start if you stick to it). Staying on the trail, the orange trail starts on the right also. It returns to the red trail as the red trail crosses over the brook and heads uphill to a beautiful picnic area planted with lots of conifer trees, spruces and white pines. If you walk to the edge of the cliff, you can look down upon the railroad tracks. Heading farther north you can see the Housatonic River.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney (brief stop February 2, 2002)

Acer rubrum (red maple)
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Ailanthus altissima (tree-of-heaven)
Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Carya ovata (shagbark hickory)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood)
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip tree)
Ostrya virginiana (American hop hornbeam)
Picea sp. (spruce)
Pinus resinosa (red pine)
Pinus strobus (white pine)
Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore)
Populus sp. (aspen)
Quercus alba (white oak)
Quercus prinus (chestnut oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Quercus velutina (black oak)
Tsuga canadensis (eastern hemlock)

Chimaphila maculata (spotted wintergreen)
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Gaylussacia baccata (black huckleberry)
Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Kalmia latifolia (mountain laurel)
Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)
Vaccinium spp. (blueberry)
Viburnum acerifolium (maple-leaf viburnum)

Hepatica americana (round-leaved hepatica)
Monotropa uniflora (Indian pipe)

Lycopodium sp. (clubmoss)
Lycopodium lucidulum (shining clubmoss)
Polypodium sp. (Rock cap fern)
Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)


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