STANLEY LOOP TRAIL:
NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT
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Last Updated: September 8, 2018
Length: AW Stanley Park Loop Trail; 1.2 miles
On-road Bike Lane connection; 0.6 miles
Stanley Quarter Park Loop;
Difficulty: Easy. Mostly flat paved trail. Some small hills at AW Stanley Park. Currently utilizes an on-road connector between parks.
To Start from AW Stanley Park; From I-84 take exit 37 to Fienemann Rd and head right (south). Take your first left onto Alexander Rd. This brings you to Stanley Rd. Continue straight into AW Stanley Park. Follow the road to a sharp turn and head right which brings you to the stone Little League Building. Park here. The main parking lot ahead is currently under construction as of September 2018.
The Stanley Loop Trail is a planned paved trail connecting AW Stanley Park to the north with Stanley Quarter Park to the south. Phase I is complete with Phase II to come. For more information visit; NEW BRITAIN BIKE GUIDE .
Starting from AW Stanley Park; From the stone Little League Building travel north along the entrance road and you'll come to a yellow gate that leads to the picnic area. Here you'll pick up a paved trail. Exit the picnic area into woodlands and you'll come to an intersection at 0.6 miles.
Note; Left leads out to Village Square Drive.
Continue right along a hilly, winding trail. The trail narrows briefly as you cross Bass Brook over the dam for Lower Pond. You then return to the Little League Building completing an 1.1 mile Loop.
Exit out to Stanley Rd.
Note; This area was under construction in Sept. 2018. Future plans call for Phase II to continue the trail straight past the Elementary School, then south through Lower AW Stanley Park into Stanley Quarter Park.
Head left on-road utilizing a BIKE LANE. After 0.6 miles enter Stanley Quarter Park. [1.8 miles Total]
Follow the park road past sports fields 0.4 miles to an intersection. Left is a parking area and playground.
Note; Phase II of the Stanley Loop Trail will emerge somewhere from your right, perhaps back where the ball fields were.
From here you can complete a 0.7 mile Loop Trail around the Pond. Head left down to a map board, then right along a narrow paved trail. Fitness Circuit along this Loop. Pass by another paved trail that leads back out to Stanley Rd and continue along a wider trail around the pond. Cross two wooden bridges and complete your Loop. [2.9 miles Total]
Note; If you exit the Park out to Eddy Glover Blvd and head left a BIKE LANE will bring you back to Stanley Rd. Across the street to your right is CENTRAL CT STATE UNIVERSITY where you can explore their campus.
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