Local Trail Highlight: Farmington Valley Greenway & Farmington River Trail
The Farmington Valley Greenway is a
26-mile multi-use trail running through five towns of Central Connecticut with connections to many more miles of walking and biking trails. It is a ten-foot wide, wheelchair accessible trail designed for walking, jogging, biking, inline skating and other activities, including travel to work and school. Motorized vehicles are not allowed.
The towns of Farmington, Avon, Simsbury, East Granby and Suffield administer the sections of the trail within their borders with the help of a coordinating committee and many dedicated volunteers.
A spur trail, the Farmington River Trail, is substantially completed and follows abandoned rail beds from Farmington through Unionville, Burlington, Collinsville and Canton and then back to the main trail in Simsbury.