Source of the Norwalk River (also known as Ridgefield Brook)
From Ridgefield’s Town Hall, go a short block down Main Street, turn left on Governor Street and go downhill to the Boys and Girls Club. Their recreational pond is at the top end of “Steep Brook” (a name from the 1700’s) which is the largest tributary of Ridgefield’s Great Swamp, the headwaters of the Norwalk River.
The Swamp’s second-largest tributary runs along Ivy Hill Road, at the southern end of the Swamp. It has two source ponds, one behind St. Andrew’s Church on Route 102 and the other at the bend of Woodlawn Drive. Any of these ponds could be called… (trumpets, please)… The Source Of The Norwalk River.