Shelton Lakes Recreation Path
125 Shelton Avenue
Length: 1.9 mi. (north section);
2.4 mi. (south section)
Features: Pine Lake, Silent Waters, and Hope Lake.
Trail Markings: Yellow
Suggested hike: The "Bridge to Bridge" route (4.8 miles) uses most of the Rec Path plus a scenic section of Dominick Trail.
General Description: A work in progress, the Rec Path links the school campus area near downtown Shelton with Huntington Center. At it's completion, the entire path will be 8 to 12 feet wide and handicapped-accessible, wending its way through 500 acres of forested public open space, and skirting three scenic reservoirs.
The Rec Path can be identified on the Shelton Lakes Trail Map by the long dash, and in the field by yellow blazes.
The first section of the Rec Path, near the Police Station, High School and Intermediate School has been surfaced with crushed stone. Other sections are still natural earth hiking trails, but will be upgraded.
The beginning of the Rec Path is marked by a pedestrian bridge over the dam at Pine Lake (formerly Shelton Res.), visible from Shelton Avenue. The end of the trail is also marked by a pedestrian bridge, this one in Huntington Center, across the street from St. Lawrence Church. The northern and southern sections of the Rec Path do not directly connect at this time, but by taking a scenic detour onto Dominick Trail you can hike the Rec Path from one end to the other.