Old Connecticut Path

‘Old Connecticut Path’

The ‘Old Connecticut Path’ ran nearly 100 miles from outside Boston to Hartford, Windsor and Wethersfield in Connecticut.  Originally a Native American trail that was later widened by colonists.  At least one major road still follows the path as Rt. 126/Old Connecticut Path in Massachusetts between Rt. 9 and Rt. 20.  Many other sections are preserved as old woods roads or current hiking trails.

It has also been known as the ‘The Great Trail of New England’ and the ‘Hooker Trail’.

Jason Newton is the expert on the path undertaking a project to follow its length its length in 2011-12.

Crystal Pond Park

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Crystal Pond Park Eastford and Woodstock Community Park 120 acres in Eastford and Woodstock, CT Parking: Large lot near 305 Crystal Pond Road, Woodstock, CT Trail Map    Trails: 2.5 miles … Read more…

Fliegal Farm Woods

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Fliegal Farm Woods Joshua’s Trust 5 acres in Ashford, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 98 E Howey Rd, Ashford, CT Trail Map     Trails:      Rating:… Read more…

Fenton Ruby Park

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Fenton-Ruby Park Willington Town Park 305 acres in Willington, CT Parking: Small lot near 201 Moose Meadow Rd Willington, CT Trail Map   Fenton-Ruby Park has 4.2 miles… Read more…

Langhammer Trail

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Langhammer Trail Ashford Town Open Space 73 acres in Ashford, CT Parking: Small lot near 100 Lustig Rd, Ashford, CT 06278 Trail Map The Langhammer Trail was… Read more…