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.


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.


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!

Giuffrida Park


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Giuffrida Park Meriden Town Park 598 acres in Meriden, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near 800 Westfield Rd, Meriden, CT Trail Map          Trails: 24.8 miles …