Bike Trails

Monroe Housatonic Rail Trail (Pequonock Greenway)

Monroe Housatonic Trail
Monroe Housatonic Trail
Distance: 5 miles
Paved: Crushed Stone 
County: Fairfield
Town: Monroe


The Monroe Housatonic Railbed trail is biking bliss. The 5 mile trail is paved with finely crushed stone, is flat and wide, and easy for any level rider. If you begin at Great Hollow Lake Park the trip out to the Newtown town line and return will take about 1 or 2 hours. More adventurous riders equipped with mountain bikes can continue on the Newtown trail which is established but undeveloped.

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Trumbull Rail Trail (Pequonock Greenway)

Pequonnock Greenway
Pequonnock Greenway
Distance: 9 miles
Paved: Pavement & Crushed Stone 
County: Fairfield
Town: Trumbull

The Pequonnock Greenway is much more than a bike path. First of all, it has a bike path, and a good one at that. It is wide and paved - easy and flat - with well made bridges. But, by embracing the concept of "greenway" it is a series of parks which each have their own identity and tell their own story.

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Airline State Park Trail

Airline Trail
Airline Trail
Distance: 21 miles
Paved: Crushed Stone 
County:Middlesex, Windham
Town:Hampton, Colchester, Lebanon, Hebron, Columbia

The Air Line was once the primary inland railway between New York and Boston. Unable to support larger modern trains, it was recommissioned as a recreational path and linear State Park. It features a wide crushed stone path and is easy biking for any level rider.


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Farmington Canal Heritage Trail

Farmington Canal Trail
Farmington Canal Trail
Distance: 80 miles
Paved: Crushed Stone  & Pavement
County:New Haven, Hartford


"Running north from the Yale University campus in New Haven through the heart of Connecticut, the multi-use Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, when completed will stretch uninterrupted more than 80 miles from New Haven to Northampton, Massachusetts. As of summer 2011, 72% is completed in CT and 47% is completed in MA. Only a few small pieces need to be completed in New Haven, and there is a 4.7-mile gap in Cheshire."

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Farmington River Trail

Farmington River Trail
Farmington River Trail
Distance: 26 miles
Paved: Paved
County:Hartford
Town:Simsbury, Farmington, Canton, Avon

The Farmington River Trail is a national treasure. In fact it is registered as a National Scenic Waterway. The trail is a 26 mile loop branching off from the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail which runs from New Haven across the State and into Massachusetts. Tucked along The Farmington River the trail meanders past 19th century mills, dams and waterfalls, rapids and ponds, forests and prairies.

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