QUINNIPIAC RIVER LINEAR TRAIL:
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Last Updated:July 23, 2016
Length: Quinnipiac River Linear Trail; 2.1 miles
Difficulty: Easy. Flat, paved surface.
For the Lakeside Park parking lot (Southern End); From Route 15 (Merit Parkway), take exit 65 to Route 150. Northbound; Continue straight into Lakeside Park. Southbound; Left onto Route 150, travel over Rout 15 and turn left into the Park.
For the Fire Island parking lot (Northern End); From Route 15 (Merit Parkway), take exit 66 to Route 5 and travel left (south) to Church St. Head right, cross the river and turn left on Main St. Travel 0.3 miles and turn left into "Yalesville on the Green condominiums". Travel to the end where a bridge takes you over the river to the parking lot.
The Quinnipiac River Linear Trail is a planned trail to run from North Haven, through Wallingford to Meriden. Currently only Wallingford has an open section. For more information visit; QUINNIPIAC RIVER LINEAR TRAIL .
Starting from Lakeside Park parking lot; The trail begins next to the Parks entrance. Check out the trail map. Mile markers are located every 0.1 miles along the trail. The paved trail winds around the edge of the park passing by Community Lake on your right, returning to the parking lot and another map board. Head right and you'll quickly pass by a Labyrinth on your right before crossing over a bridge at 0.5 miles. Route 15 parallels the trail on the left. There are several informational sign posts along the trail. You come to the Quinnipiac River, where some benches overlook the river before an iron bridge takes you over the Quinnipiac River. The paved trail continues left through a tunnel underneath Route 15 at 1.1 miles. Here the trail travels through open flood plain forest. You cross the river again along a long iron bridge onto Fireworks Island. The trail currently ends in the Yalesville section of Wallingford after 2.1 miles where you'll find a map board, bench area and Fire Island parking lot.
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