New England Trail

Hike the New England Trail

The New England Trail is a 215-mile hiking trail through Connecticut and Massachusetts.  This guide will focus on the 110 mile Connecticut portion largely maintained by volunteers of the Connecticut Forest and Park Association in cooperation with the National Park Service.

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It was designated a National Scenic Trail on March 30, 2009 and travels through classic New England landscape, rural vistas, farmland, large forests, and river valleys. The trail also travels through several colonial historical landmarks and highlights a range of diverse ecosystems and natural resources including mountain ridges and summits, forested glades, wetlands and vernal pools, lakes, streams and waterfalls.

I have only hiked sections of this trail so this is guide is a work in progress.

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Section List

Menunkatuck Trail

  • Chittenden Park – Unexplored
  • Road walk – Unexplored
  • Timberland Preserve – Unexplored
  • Road Walk – Unexplored

Mattabesett Trail

Metacomet Trail

Cross into Massachusetts for 100+ more miles of trail!

Penwood State Park

★★★★☆

41.849723, -72.779525

Penwood State Park Connecticut State Park 787 acres in Simsbury and Bloomfield, CT Parking: Main Parking: Medium lot near 174 Hartford Rd, Simsbury, CT North End: Shoulder… Read more…

Talcott Mountain

★★★★★

41.835607, -72.791504

Talcott Mountain Connecticut State Park 574 acres in Avon, Bloomfield, and Simsbury, CT Parking: Lots of parking near 560 Simsbury Rd, Bloomfield, CT Trail Map     … Read more…

Ragged Mountain

★★★★★

41.629929, -72.817894

Ragged Mountain Preserve Berlin Town Park 589 acres in Berlin, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 437 West Ln, Berlin, CT Trail Map Ragged Mountain is one of… Read more…

Giuffrida Park

★★★★★

41.562115, -72.762339

Giuffrida Park Meriden Town Park 598 acres in Meriden, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near 800 Westfield Rd, Meriden, CT Trail Map Giuffrida Park is one of the great… Read more…