BLOOMFIELD GREENWAY:

BLOOMFIELD, CONNECTICUT

-BIKE IT OR HIKE IT-

Last Updated:       November 08, 2023

Length:                 Bloomfield Greenway; 2.6 miles

                               Day Hill Road Bikeway; 2.9 miles

Difficulty:             Easy. Flat paved rail trail. 

                               Day Hill Road Bikeway; Easy. Flat, Bike Lane and paved trail.

Directions:     

To Start from the Day Hill Road parking lot [Southern End]; From the junction of Routes 187 & 189 in Bloomfield travel South on Route 189 (Tunxis Ave) to Day Hill Rd and turn left. Parking lot on your left.   

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 .

Starting from the Day Hill Road parking lot [Southern End]; A kiosk is located here. 

Note; A BIKE LANE travels East along Day Hill Rd through Winsor for 0.6 miles to Griffin Rd N. Turn left on-road along Griffin Rd N, traveling underneath Route 187 where you'll pick up a paved trail at 0.7 miles. The paved trail continues North for 0.2 miles before ending. Head right (East) along the paved trail which quickly follows alongside Day Hill Rd. This takes you through the Windsor Industrial Park. After 2.9 miles the trail abruptly ends.

The paved Bloomfield Greenway heads West out to a cross light over Tunxis Rd, where it travels right (North) alongside the road before turning left (Northwest) 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. 

Note; Across the road is the 1807 old St Andrews Episcopal Church. Here you'll find a "Bike Oasis" with a BIKE STATION, picnic tables and On Bike Share bikes. 

The trail continues along the power lines coming to Route 189 after 1.8 miles. Here the paved trail continues left alongside Route 189. The trail ends after 2.6 miles at Main St in the Tariffville section of Simsbury

Note; A study is underway to connect the Bloomfield Greenway West to the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail; Northern Section . Design work on a connector from the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail to Simsbury’s Curtiss Park, a large recreation area on the opposite side of the Farmington River is underway in 2023. So one option for the Bloomfield connection would be designing a trail link between Curtiss Park and Route 189 in Tariffville, where the Bloomfield Greenway ends.

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