Charter Oak Greenway

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The Charter Oak Greenway is a paved, multi-use trail connecting parks and the Captain John Bissell Greenway in East Hartford with residential and commercial areas. The trail runs for 9.8 miles between Forbes Street in East Hartford and Porter Street in Bolton. About 0.5 mile of the trail is on-road.

The trail provides seasonal access to restrooms, picnic areas, athletic facilities, tennis court and playground equipment at Charter Oak Park. Bike lockers are available at the intersection of Route 83 and Charter Oak Street, as well as at the Spencer Street commuter lot. The trail has some steep hills.

Parking and Trail Access

From I-384 eastbound (note greenway on right side), take Exit 3 (Route 83) and turn right onto Route 83N. Turn right onto Charter Oak Street then right again farther down the road into the parking lot at Charter Oak Field.

From I-384 westbound, take Exit 3. Turn right onto Charter Oak Street then right again farther down the road into the parking lot at Charter Oak Field.

Reviews

Great training trail

   April, 2014 by anneohirsch

It's true that this is not a peaceful trail as most of it runs along I-384. Therefore, it's not the best place for a leisurely walk, but for running or cycling, it's really not disruptive. I ran this to get in some miles and hills for an upcoming race ...read more

   April, 2014 by flutterbike

We parked at the Park & Ride near Porter Street.My husband and I and our three dogs (1 hooked to each our bikes and 1 in the front basket), headed out. We were only able to do a bout a 1/3 of the trail today due to conditioning the dogs, and then headed ...read more

A cartographical and cardiological nightmare

   July, 2013 by shessosquare

This is a good trail if you know it really well and are training hills for a race or it's a leg day for strength training. For someone who's out for a leisurely ride it is less than a fun time. I rode ALMOST the entirety of it this week. I'm pretty ...read more