Farmington Canal Heritage Trail
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Farmington Canal Heritage Trail FAQ
Is the Farmington Canal Trail paved?
Yes, the Farmington Canal Trail paved. Continuing into Massachusetts, the Southwick Rail Trail and Columbia Greenway Rail Trail are also both paved.
The trail is not 100% uninterrupted - there are a few sections of this route where you will need to use streets. Routes for these short sections through Southington and Avon are mapped out on the
interactive Farmington Canal map
, using Google Maps' suggestions.
Are e-bikes allowed on the Farmington Canal Trail?
Yes, e-bikes are allowed.
How long will it take me to get from point A to point B?
Riding speeds vary a lot, but most leisurely riders fall somewhere between 8 to 12 miles per hour. More intense riders may be more like 15 to 20 MPH.
Farmington CanalTrail Timeline Tool
to help estimate how long it might take you to reach specific towns along your route.
What activities are allowed?
The Farmington Canal Trail, Southwick Rail Trail, and Columbia Greenway Rail Trail all allow:
The trails do not allow off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, or equestrian use (horses).
Do I have to pay to use the trail?
No, the trails are free to use.
Are pets allowed?
Yes, pets may use the trail with you - but must be on a leash no longer than 7 feet. Please pick up after your pet, and be alert for the approach of other trail users.
Where can I report problems or maintenance issues with the trail?
For the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, contact CT State Parks at firstname.lastname@example.org / 860-424-3200.
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