The Richard H. Goodwin Trail is one of Connecticut’s newest long trails, completed in June of 2016. It is named for Richard Goodwin who led the Connecticut chapter of the Nature Conservancy for 50 years and was chairman of Connecticut College’s arboretum.
All within the Eightmile River Wild & Scenic Watershed. The trail is easy to moderate hiking and well-blazed with yellow diamonds centered with a green “G”. Most sections are multi-use (most notable exception is the Yale property) so check the individual pages.
I ran the length of the trail with a friend in March 2020 and at a relaxed pace it took us just under three hours. After the trail check out nearby Fox Farm Brewery for a beer or a fantastic grinder at Salem Prime Cuts
West to East (distances are pretty rough and still need dialing in)