WINDSOR CENTER RIVER TRAIL:

WINDSOR, CONNECTICUT

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Last Updated:       February 02, 2024

Length:                 Palisado Loop Trail; 1 mile

                                Pleasant Street Park Spur; mile

                                Railroad Station Spur; mile

Difficulty:             Easy. Paved, mostly flat surface. Watch out for the Poison Ivy all along the sides of the trail. Spring flooding breeds a lot of mosquitoes. 

Directions:

From I-91, take exit 38 and follow Route 75 south for 2 miles to Windsor Center. Turn left at the traffic light onto Route 159 north. A mile down on your right will be the Palisado Ave parking lot [Northwestern End], with trail Map sign. If  you take the next left on Pleasant St, it will bring you to Pleasant Street Park [Northern End]. The trail starts near the boat launch, by the Farmington River.

The Windsor Center River Trail is one of two trails along the Connecticut River in Windsor. The Windsor River Trail is located further South.

Starting from the Palisado Ave parking lot [Northwestern End]; Come to an intersection and head right, South, along the Palisado Loop Trail. A Fit Trail is located along this section. You'll soon come to an intersection next to the horseshoe pits.

Note; From the intersection the Railroad Spur Trail travels Southwest. It's worth the short trip to continue straight, going around the pond and over a bridge before coming to Mechanic St. Turn right, North, on-road (low traffic). This takes you along the railroad tracks and past the old brick RR Freight Building (now an Art complex). You may then cross over the tracks to check out the Windsor Train Station. This spur trail is only a mile. You may also continue along Central St past the train station to check out downtown Windsor and its scenic Main St.

Continuing left, East, along the Palisado Loop Trail, you cross over the iron arched bridge. Many frogs a croaking below. The trail then takes you North alongside the Farmington River. At miles, you'll pass a picnic table overlooking the river and then come to another trail junction. The Palisado Loop Trail continues left, West, while straight, Northwest, will take you to Pleasant Street Park. You end up back at the Palisado Ave parking lot after only a 1 mile Loop

 

Starting from Pleasant Street Park [Northern End]; Follow the sidewalk, right of the boat launch, past the picnic tables heading Southeast. A dirt trail brings you underneath the Route 159 Bridge and to the paved section of the trail, less then a mile. You pass over an iron bridge and parallel the Farmington River. This brings you to the Palisado Loop Trail.

Note; This section of the trail sometimes floods in the Spring and becomes impassable, so use the Palisado parking lot.

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