Farmington Canal Heritage Trail: Northern Connecticut Section
ElevationAscent: 614' 187 m
Descent: -598' -182 m
High: 312' 95 m
Low: 153' 47 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)
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“Twenty-two miles of rail trail leads from the border down past the Farmington River Bridge.”— Todd Osborne
Family Friendly This is a paved rail trail with well marked bike crossings at major roads. No hard or long climbs make this a great choice for the kids.
There is one section of the trail in Avon, CT where you ride on the sidewalks or side of the road. Plenty of signs help you find your way back to the trail, and if in doubt, you can use the MTB Project mobile app to guide you. For some reason this short section has not been completed (private land?).
Near the middle of this section is the "Plan B" restaurant in Simsbury, CT. The food is great and they have a good selection of microbrews! There is also a small park with a playground for the kids and ample parking.
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We need help with the following missing trail information:
Photos, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed
Land Manager: Farmington Canal Rail to Trail Association