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Part of the Ives Trail in Danbury has been rerouted so hikers spend less time walking along a scenic road.  The Ridgefield Press reports that previously, the trail met Long Ridge Road and it took a half mile hike to regain access to the trail.  Now, it's about 200 yards and the Ives Trail Board says this should lead to fewer people getting lost.  Danbury recently purchased a tract of land owned by a 100-year old woman, who wanted to preserve her property.  The 18-mile Ives Trail connects Redding, Danbury, Bethel and Ridgefield.  The Press reports that members of the Ives Trail Group recently carved a path through the purchased property, cutting away downed trees.

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