Looking forward to it. Interesting time of year to run it for sure. How much of the foliage has been cleared out on these trails is what I would like to know before I come home in about a week for the holidays haha.
The Paugussett Trail is a Blue-Blazed hiking trail "system" in the lower Housatonic River valley in Fairfield County and, today, is entirely in Shelton and Monroe, Connecticut. Much of the trail is in Indian Well State Park and the Town of Monroe's Webb Mountain Park. The mainline (official "Blue-Blazed") trail is primarily southeast to northwest with three short side or spur trails.
Northern Terminus: East Village Road (41.3570510, -73.1896970) Southern Terminus: Buddington Road (41.2890360, -73.1206940)
I ran it last July 4th 2016 in 6:51:50 for 27ish miles E2E2E. This is a very fun and challenging trail and I am sure with very little effort you will smash the time that I did. I ran it on a hot day on tired legs for fun. Good luck on your fastest known time attempt. Here's the link to the Strava for the day although the signal was pretty screwy so the distance is probably off. Elevation showed 5100 feet. I filtered my own water and took my time but had a lot of fun on this solo unsupported run. www.strava.com/activities/630235509