Greater New Haven Trails

New Haven and Shoreline Bike TraiL


    • Farnam Guest House | New Haven
    • Thimble Islands B&B | Branford
    • Scranton Seahorse Inn | Madison
    • The Tidewater Inn | Madison


    • Distance in Hours - 6h and 40min
    • Distance in Miles - 64.8 miles
    • Level of Difficulty - moderate/ rolling hills

    This route begins traveling through bike friendly New Haven, one of the many stops on the East Coast Greenway bike trail. The New Haven & Shoreline Trail travels over the Quinnipiac River via Route 1, then heads to the central Connecticut shoreline. Bike through several charming New England coastal towns, full of quaint shops, antiques, and historical architecture.

    Travel north to Route 80 through Chatfield Hollow State Park. Once one Route 79 you will enjoy views farmland and countryside views headed towards Durham, CT.  The trail then travels south and finishes on the central shoreline in Guilford, CT.

    This driving/ biking route was adopted from the Connecticut Barns Trail, Greater New Haven. Several historic Connecticut barns are also featured along the CT B&B Bike Trail. For more information on the CT Barns Trail visit

    Printable maps coming soon. Click on the display map above for more details and B&B locations.