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Explore the best rated trails in Norwich, CT. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Windsor River Trail and Stillwater Scenic Walkway . With more than 53 trails covering 362 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

William C. O'Neill Bike Path

Beautiful and Shaded

September, 2023 by 2k7cgws6nh

Gorgeous and very well kept trail. Very shady! We started at the Amtrak Station. Beautiful ride all the way to the end. Took the left at the end down to The Towers and Narragansett Beach. We had wonderful lunch at the Coast Guard House. Great view! Helps to have a reservation but we were able to get in.

Southern New England Trunkline Trail

Beautiful Trail

September, 2023 by robynkeys

We biked the trail today from Franklin and although it was a beautiful ride through the forest, our trip ended at the 4 mile mark because the path turned into a single lane rocky/sandy pathway. We traveled it briefly but it was not doable. It’s frustrating after reading from several apps and websites that it did not mention this. They all state it’s a 22 mile ride. Still had fun. Love getting out on our bikes!

East Bay Bike Path (RI)

detour and bridge under construction

August, 2023 by lslmiller

Southeast of Barrington bridge under construction. Detour signs


CTfastrak Multi-Use Trail

Good for transportation and exercise, not all that scenic

August, 2023 by sjwang40

I think folks have to temper their expectations. This isn't the Farmington Canal Trail and isn't trying to be. This is a nice, well paved track for exercise and actual transportation. It provides a bike link from Newington and the southern end of West Hartford to downtown New Britain that previously didn't exist. For that I'm super happy. West Hartford has a decent bike network that connects into Hartford, so now there is a semi-cohesive bike network that spans from downtown Hartford all the way to New Britain with stops in between. New Britain is booming (by New Britain standards) so there's actually a lot to visit at the end of the trail, like the art museum, breweries, restaurants, etc. I wish the Multi-Use Trail extended all the way to the Elmwood or even Hartford stops, but it's useful the way it is now. It's not all that scenic but there's still a decent amount of greenery and it's pleasant to ride. It's next to the busway and train tracks, but the train is relatively far away, and the buses are not noisy or especially polluting (they are hybrids).

Blackstone River Greenway

Bees on trail

August, 2023 by isanythingavail

I love this bike path but today was a nightmare. The area of the bike path shortly after Martin Street (you go under Martin Street) has disturbed bees. As I was riding, one smacked into me under my left eye. Stung like crazy. Kept going and on the way back, in the same area, another one smacked into me under my right eye and stung me. RI Parks and Recreation have been doing a lot of work on the trail lately including mowing the sides of the trail so they may have disturbed them.

Windsor Locks Canal State Park Trail

Not for road bikes

August, 2023 by tdufore

This has the potential to be a special path with unobstructed views of the Connecticut river and distanced from development by the canal. Truly a touch of wilderness. Excellent access. Will be a favorite when it is repaved. Now it is just too bumpy. Maybe in the near future? Then it will be five stars. In the meantime, if you have the right bike or like to walk, this trail is magical.

Charter Oak Greenway

WTF! A guy with a full blown motorcycle! And a golf cart rider around MCC.

August, 2023 by 695look

WTF! A guy with a full blown motorcycle! And a golf cart rider around MCC.

Southern New England Trunkline Trail

this is a bike trail? I think not.

July, 2023 by fuller5rgr8

This is more of a rough hiking trail with so many dips and ruts. Maybe a very good off-road bike can handle it but leave your road bike home. Someday it will be a good bike trail but not there tet

Vernon Rails-to-Trails (Hop River State Park Rockville Spur)

Wanting to use the Rails to Trails..... ? parking place to start

July, 2023 by pmb1107

Found it difficult to find where to start my bike ride.....Where would I park ? The trails appear well marked on the map however to find a well marked place to start my ride from my car was very challenging making my ride frustrating

Vernon Rails-to-Trails (Hop River State Park Rockville Spur)

really nice ride!!!

July, 2023 by trainman1957

This is a great ride! A little wet today but nice a and wife and clean

Air Line State Park Trail

Air line trail Pomfret to Willimantic.

June, 2023 by rejohnson117

Have been on this stretch of the Air Line trail numerous times over the past few months as I have had the good fortune to make it part of my daily work commute. Overall it has been fantastic and in good shape. There is a one mile stretch from Goodwin State Forest (Potter Road) to Roger's Road (on the Chaplin Line) that needs some work. It's a bit rocky and is a single lane for a bit, but it is passable - just be careful. Whatever direction you are headed you will be rewarded with some beautiful scenery and easier riding once you past this stretch. I love this part of the trail; the pond near Station Road (Hampton) and some of the overlooks in Chaplin are my favorites. Enjoy the ride.

Air Line State Park Trail

12-mile ride from Pomfret Center southwest to US-6 in Hampton

June, 2023 by gparsons667

My wife and I rode this 12-mile section of trail on Sunday, 6/25/2023. We parked at the trailhead on Railroad Street in Pomfret and then rode southwest to US-6 in Hampton. This section was 99% hard dirt or stone dust, with just a little bit of gravel in some places. In terms of trail conditions, about 95% was smooth, 4% was semi-smooth, and 1% was a little bit rough. A mountain bike or hybrid is fine for all 12 of these miles. We only saw about 20 people in total, so this is a very quiet section of the Air Line Trail. In terms of scenery, it's mostly a green tunnel but there was one pretty farm and a half-dozen ponds/marches along the way. Probably 6-7 road crossings (rural areas). You could pull a child carrier bike on this section (except for maybe the last mile until you reach US-6, where it would be doable but a bit rough). There are no towns, stores, or restaurants along this section of trail.

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