Farmington Canal Linear State Park Trail

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Farmington Canal Linear State Park Trail is a 10.9 mile out and back trail located near Cheshire, CT that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

11.0 miles 184 feet Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

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11 months ago

Did 20 miles on it today. It was just an ok walk. But it sure was nice out for the start of November.

mountain biking
1 year ago

When I want to take a long ride to New Haven, its by this trail. I really love the partial shade and the restaurants nearby.

2 years ago

I love this trail! I've been on it since I was a little girl. I've recently gotten back into walking everyday and it's really not that crowded and the people you do see always smile as you walk by. Very friendly! And a beautiful trail!

2 years ago

Very nice

4 years ago

I've been on this trail many a times. It's a flat walk on pavement and is very crowded. It has alot of roller blading, biking, and activity. It's a great walk NOT a hike I think. I think it's great for families with baby stollers that want to get outside. I personally like to stick to the woods with hills and views :)

road biking
4 years ago

What a great find. We started in Cheshire and headed down to Hamden, just after the Stop & Shop. We parked in the lot across the street from the trail-head. Bike trail is great! mostly flat, paved asphalt, a couple hills but not bad at all. Lock 13 was an excellent view of what the locks looked like back in the late 1800's.