Farmington River Trail

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The Farmington River Trail is built upon the former Central New England Railroad corridor and runs between the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail near Tunxis Meade Park and the Simsbury town line. A short disconnected section of trail extends between Bushy Hill Road to Hopmeadow Street, paralleling Village Rd./West St./Rt 167. The two segments can be linked by taking Stratton Brook State Park Trail, with a on-road section along Town Forest Road, from Stratton Brook Road, at the south end of the park.

Parking and Trail Access

To reach the southern trailhead in Farmington, take Interstate 84 to Exit 38 and follow US Hwy. 6 west. Drive 3 miles and turn right on Route 10 north. After 0.25 mile, turn left on Meadow Road and continue 1 mile to the parking lot at Tunxis Meade Park, on the right. From the lot, take the sidewalk along Red Oak Hill Road for 100 yards, turn right and cross New Britain Avenue to the trailhead.

To reach the northern trailhead, take US Hwy. 44 to State Route 179 south. Collinsville is 1 mile from this junction. Just before town, turn right on Gildersleeve Avenue, where the trail follows a boardwalk along the river. You'll find limited roadside parking here and additional parking in town.


Great ride

   July, 2015 by sessick

Rode this trail for first time today with my son and daughter. Started in Farmington and rode the first 10 miles to where a sign says bike trail ends. You can continue but would need to ride on side of road for a few miles. We turned around at this point more

Rail Trail Jewel

   July, 2015 by 6152

This newly redone Farmington River Rail Trail was a pleasure to ride today, July 6, 2015. The prettiest part, along the river, that was so bumpy before, is now smooth smooth smooth! We rode from Farmington, to rt 44 in Canton. Then returned and had more

trail renovation

   June, 2015 by scooby

Thank you for all your hard work! The newly renovated trail is great and such a joy to ride. We come from New Milford,CT because we have nothing like this in our area. We'll definitely be returning read more