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Farmington Canal Heritage Trail

This trail keeps getting better each day. Over the years, they have connected bits and pieces of trail until it runs all the way from Hamden up to the Connecticut/Massachusetts border and beyond. The best part about this trail is that it’s suitable for all levels of riders and hikers. Unfortunately, some sections of it are gravel, so it’s not ideal for road bikes, Trikkes or certain other personal transportation vehicles. Although many portions of the trail are very smooth and can be ridden with nearly all vehicles.

Some of the highlights of this trail include the campus of Yale University, a trailside museum in Cheshire and reminders of bot the original Farmington Canal that was completed in 1835 and the Farmington Canal Railroad that replaced the canal in 1848. Traces of both the canal and the railroad exist in obscure spots along the trail.

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