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To reach the trailhead at Lanson Driver, take State Route 8 Exit 46/NW to Pinewoods Road. Turn right on Torrington Road then right on Lanson Drive and park.
To reach the trailhead at Harris Road, take Windsted Road in Torrington to Harris Drive. Park just on the left.
Sue Grossman Still River Greenway is a fairly short (2.9) miles asphalt trail that runs parallel to Winsted Road. There are several intersections with other roads and driveways for local businesses. But the drivers we encountered were alert to cyclists and didn't barrel through. My friend and I rode the route in the late afternoon and there were only a few other people on the Greenway. But rabbits were numerous with young bucks and does lopping off into the brush. With a DQ just down the road in Winsted and nearby Burr Pond state park, I recommend Sue Grossman for families with younger riders.
I'm not a biker, so the "6" miles is great for me. I'd assume it would be too short for bikers.
As a walker, on a bike path, my dog and I tend to walk against bike "traffic", much to the chagrin of other walkers. When we walk in our neighborhood, we don't have sidewalks, and walking rules are to walk against traffic. This would be the same on a bike path. Plus the majority of bikers don't announce themselves when coming up behind you. And startling a dog you don't know isn't really smart or safe.
Since my dog is a trained "street walker" we tend to stick to the "wrong" side of the bike path and get some nasty looks from walkers walking with bike traffic. I can't get the dog to walk on the opposite side as her training is for streets and she knows how to safely navigate them that way. She even moves onto the grass and out of the way of on comers so we take up less room.
I notice there have been a lot of bush/tree cutting lately, and a lot seems to have been left to rot.
Along with people not picking up after their pets - freshly mowed dog-do isn't a pleasant smell. There seems to be attempts at mowing but a lot of the weeds are really getting large and taking over.
I would love to see a volunteer event where we can all help to clean up and weed the walk way.
the bunnies are adorable!
As noted by others, this trail is short, but the pavement is good. The trail is parallel to Winsted Road and is separated by only a thin line of trees in some places, and a strip of grass in others, so road noise can be an issue. This is a link to the map; http://www.torringtonct.org/Public_Documents/TorringtonCT_Engineering/Published%20Maps/Sue%20Grossman%20Greenway.pdf
This was a really nice, well-maintained bike trail. The only problem I had is that it was very short, at only 3 miles one way. This trail is obviously a work in progress and I look forward to the day that extensions are made. It definitely has the potential to be an awesome trail in the future.
Whoever submitted those first pictures in 2006 is not thinking of the right trail. I'm not actually sure where in Torrington he's talking about, but I plan on looking for it. The last 2 pictures from 2010 are the correct photos. It's a nice trail, my GPS watch says it's actually 2.8 miles, but unless you're like me and picky about exact distances, what's a 10th of a mile? All flat and well maintained. Find a bathroom beforehand because there's really no where to go while you're on the trail. I typically do an out and back run on it for a total of 5.6 miles, although with 3 parking areas, you could shorten it if you wanted. From the Torrington parking lot it's approximately 1.1 miles to the next major intersection, Greenwoods Rd. From that road it's another 1.7 miles to the end. So if you park in the middle at Greenwoods Rd you can easily make this run shorter if you so chose to.
We started our ride from the south end on a Saturday (March 20th) at noon. We noticed that every parking lot along the trail was full and people were parking along the nearby streets. By 1:00 the lots were only half full. In any event it appears to be a very popular trail.
The trail is 2.9 miles long and paved the entire length making for a quick round trip.
I could not find this trail except for about 1/4 mile in Winsted where the sign said an old round house was off Willow st. Someone there said they decided not do any more of the trail than this small section.
"This trail is very short at present; visit it only if you happen to be nearby on other business.
The surface is nicely paved, and there is wheelchair access provided from all three trailheads.
The trail runs along the Mad River, between Lake Street and Elm Street."
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