Quinebaug River Trail

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As of January 2012 the Quinebaug River Trail has two segments. The southern segment follows the course of the Quinebaug River in Danielson, beginning at the intersection of Palmer Street and Prospect Avenue, crossing a bridge over Fivemile Pond then heading south along the east bank of the river to Gloria Avenue. The northern segment runs between the Holiday Inn just west of the Attawaugan Crossing/Ballouville Exit (# 94) off I-395 and Park Road in Putnam, ending just after it crosses under the railroad tracks. The segment parallels Tracy and Park roads. You can continue north into Putnam and connect with the Putnam River Trail.

Eventually the Quinebaug River Trail will become part of the East Coast Greenway, stretching from Florida to Maine.

Parking and Trail Access

To access the northern segment, park off Tracy Road just north of Attawaugan Crossing Road. To access the southern segment, park along Gloria Avenue at the southern terminus and at the ballfields behind the Killingly Water Plant or two places on Water Street at the northern terminus near Fivemile Pond.


Very Nice Short 4 Mile Trail

   April, 2016 by team roche

We decided to do this trail on National Open "Bike Trail" day, 4/16/16 and it was very pleasant. The trail is short, mainly flat and very clean with no major issues with the road condition or obstacles. Nice trail to do after a winter of indoor cycling ...read more

Revisiting the trail after some years absent

   July, 2014 by hoback

I rode the southern part of this trail again on 7/23/14 to check conditions and to see if any new construction had taken place, after not having visited in about 5 years. The trail extends now, about 4 miles south of the parking area in the center of ...read more

Quinebaug River Trail (Southern section Danileson)

   July, 2010 by john.roy.129

I rode this trail south of Danielson in August 2009. The pavement was in good shape and the scenery was very nice. There is no traffic once you get out of the town center. Much of the paved trail south of the baseball fields is actually on the old Connecticut ...read more