Farmington Valley Bike Trails

Simsbury, CT has FREE PARKING

The Farmington Canal Heritage Trail runs the length of Simsbury along the scenic Farmington River. We are proud to have been chosen as the FIRST Bicycle Friendly community in Connecticut!

Length of This Section: About 9 miles
Cycling Time: About an hour
Degree of Difficulty: Easy
Terrain: Paved
Season: All year
Closing Hours: Closes at sunset

PLENTY OF PARKING! 8.6 mile mark and 300+ FREE parking spaces adjacent to Iron Horse Boulevard between Drake Hill Road and Phelps Lane (see the map below).

For further details, call the Farmington Valley Trails Council at (860) 202-3928 or email
Mary Glassman at the start of the 48 mile bike ride from New Haven to Simsbury kicking off the East Coast Greenway Event on April 29th, 2011. Photographed here with Executive Director of Farmingon Canal Rails to Trails Association Lisa Fernandez, East Coast Greenway Alliance Executive Director Dennis Markalos-Soriano, Mayor of New Haven John DeStefano, and East Coast Greenway Alliance Board of Directors member Steve Mitchell.

NEW Free Bike Initiative in Simsbury!

Simsbury Free Bike is a nonprofit bicycle-sharing entity for residents and visitors of Simsbury during the summer months. The goal of this program is to increase the interest in Simsbury's bike trails, support an environmentally concience community, and provide an alternative and convenient way to tour Simsbury. Participants can use donated reconditioned bikes which are conveniently located at our Andy's Market distribution center on a refundable deposit basis.

The trail system connects neighboring towns from Southwick, MA to Collinsville, CT. The area is filled with history and still maintains the character of New England where splendid scenery is abundant. Bring along your camera!!

To borrow a bike, the user must be at least 18 years of age, and able to provide a valid driver's license and $10 cash refundable deposit. The bike must be returned within 24 hours or the deposit will be forfeited.




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