Map of bike paths / walking paths in the New Haven area


Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven, Connecticut map area

New Haven, Connecticut

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East Rock Park Trails

Edgerton Park Trails

Edgewood Park Trail

Farmington Canal Heritage Trail

Harborside Trail

Lake Saltonstall Recreation Area Trail

Nawgatuck River Greenway

Shelton Lake Recreational Trail

Shoreline Greenway Trail



Regional Trails

New Haven is located on Long Island Sound in Southern Connecticut. The city is home to the Port of New Haven and Yale University.

The recreational trails in thie New Haven area includes the state wide Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, the trail around Lake Saltonstall, the Harborside Trail and the many trails of West Rock Ridge State Park.

Farmington Canal Heritage Trail

The south end of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail is located at Trumbull Street and Hillhouse Avenue at the campus of Yale University in the center of New Haven. The 25-mile long paved trail then heads as far north as Southington, with the other 29-mile long continuous section reaching as far as the border with Massachusetts to join with the Southwick Rail Trail in Massachusetts. A gap in the trail still exists in Plainville.

The section of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail that travels through the New Haven area is paved and follows the route of the historic canal that dates back to 1828. The railroad that replaced the canal also existed along this corridor. This route goes through the center of New Haven then past local parks, schools and residential neighborhoods. Alongside the trail exists woodlands, wetlands and natural areas including the Lake Whitney Open Space.

Another section of the trail is located on the southeast side of the downtown area. This section follows alongside roadways and heads south to the waterfront around Long Wharf.

Read more about the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail


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