BLOOMFIELD GREENWAY:

BLOOMFIELD, CONNECTICUT

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Last Updated:       July 06, 2020

Length:                 Bloomfield Greenway; 1.8 miles

Difficulty:             Easy. Flat paved rail trail. 

Directions:     

To Start from the Day Hill Road parking lot ; T   

The Bloomfield Greenway travels through Bloomfield along a utility easement, a former railroad corridor, and a highway right-of-way. The trail occupies a corridor on which the Connecticut Western Railroad once ran, a pathway that is now the site of overhead power lines owned by Eversource. At its northern end future plans call for connecting to the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail; Northern Section . At its southern end future plans call for connecting to Bloomfield's town center, then to Hartford. It is planned to be part of the national EAST COAST GREENWAY . For more information visit BLOOMFIELD GREENWAY .

Starting from the Day Hill Road parking lot; A kiosk is located here. The paved trail heads right out to a cross light over Tunxis Rd, where it travels right alongside the road before turning left along the power corridor after 0.3 miles. Wide open corridor. Cross Duncaster Rd at 0.8 miles where you'll encounter a slight downhill grade. Cross a small berm before heading through a small rock cut followed by a bridge over Griffin Brook. A double road crossing of Hoskins & Tarriffville Rd will bring you to the Tarriffville Road parking lot at 1.4 miles. Another kiosk located here. Across the road is the 1807 Old St Andrews Episcopal Church. The trail continues along the power lines ending after 1.8 miles, just shy of Route 189. Future plans call for the trail to continue left alongside Route 189.

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