Map of bike paths / walking paths in the Hartford area

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Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in Hartford, Connecticut

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Hartford, Connecticut

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BIKE PATHS / WALKING PATHS

CT Fastrak Multi-Use Trail

Charter Oak Greenway

Farmington Canal Heritage Trail

Farmington River Trail

Hockanum River Trail

Hop River State Park Trail

Riverwalk

Vernon Rails to Trails

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Regional Trails

Hartford is located in Central Connecticut and is the state capital. The is situated along the Connecticut River and is located in the middle of the state. Nearby communties include East Hartford, Manchester, Newington, Vernon and New Britain. This area is home to a number of colleges and universities.

There are several regional recreational trails that pass through this area of Connecticut as well as the Riverwalk along the banks of the Connecticut River.

Riverwalk

The Riverwalk is located along the Connecticut River adjacent to Downtown Hartford. There are paved walkways on both banks with pedestrian walkways on three bridges. The RiverWalk extends from Riverside Park to the bridge for State Highway 5. The walksways go through Great River Park and Charter Oak Landing.

Farmington Canal Heritage Trail

The Farmington Canal Heritage Trail is a  80-mile long corridor that stretches between New Haven in Southern Connecticut at Northhampton, Massachusetts. Approximately half of this corridor has developed paved trails. There are three separate sections of paved trails within the many communities along the route within Connecticut.

The portion of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail in the Hartford area is located in Farmington. The south end of this section is located near the intersection of Red Oak Hill Road and New Britain Avene near the Tunxis Mead Athletics Field. This spot is also the southwest end of the Farmington River Trail. From this location the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail heads north to go through Avon and reaches as far north as the border with Massachusetts.

The northern end of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail meets up with the Southwick Rail Trail in Massachusetts.

Read more about the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail

Farmington River Trail

The Farmington River Trail roughly follows the Farmington River through rural areas in Connecticut to the west of Hartford. The route includes paved and unpaved sections with some on-street connections. There are approximately 12.7 miles of separate pathway within the route. The trail intersects the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail at the north and south end. This trail connects several communities and travels through the natural areas alongside the river, past residential neighborhoods and farmland.

The trail was constructed along an abandoned railroad right-of-way and it crosses the Farmington River using old railroad bridges. The route of the trail goes near by to the commercial areas of Unionville and through the middle of Collinsville and Canton and past the shopping mall in Canton. There are also a number of local parks and schools along the way.

The south end of he Farmington River Trail is located at the intersection of Red Oak Hill Road and New Britain Avene near the Tunxis Mead Athletics Field. This spot is also the southwest end of the Farmington River Trail. From this location the Farmington River Trail heads northwest to go through Canton.

Read more about the Farmington River Trail

Charter Oak Greenway

The Charter Oak Greenway is a 10-mile long system of paved pathways located along Interstate 84 and Interstate 384 in East Hartford and Manchester. The path ways span from Forbes Street to Finley Street with another branch that heads north around Wickham Park that reaches as far as Tolland Street.

Hop River State Park Trail

The Hop River State Park Trail is a 20.2-mile long unpaved pathway that stretches between Manchester, Vernon, Bolton and Columbia in Central Connecticut. The trail follows the route of an abandoned railroad right-of-way through the beautiful woodlands of this part of the state. The trail goes past residential neighborhoods, commercial districts, alongside Railroad Brook, uses underpasses for crossing major roadways and then winds its way through the dense forestland adjacent to State Highway 6.

The west end of the Hop River State Park Trail is located at the intersection of Sheldon Road and Colonial Raod to the north of Downtown Manchester.

Read more about the Hop River State Park Trail


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails located in Hartford, Connecticut.


Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in Connecticut

Below is a list of links to our maps for specific recreational trails in the State of Connecticut.