River Valley Trails

  • River Valley Bike Trail
  • Greater Hartford Bike Trail
  • North Central Connecticut Bike Trail

River Valley Bike TraiL

    FEATURED BED & BREAKFASTS

    • Captain Stannard House B&B | Westbrook
    • Nehemiah Brainerd House | Haddam
    • Inn at Harbor Hill Marina | Niantic
    • The Riverwind Inn | Deep River

    ROUTE & DETAILS

    • Distance in Hours - 3h and 25min
    • Distance in Miles - 35.1 miles
    • Trail Difficulty - moderate to difficult - some hills*

    The River Valley Bike Trail follows the Connecticut River southbound to the shore. The Connecticut River is the longest river in New England from Canada to the Long Island Sound while running through 4 of the 6 New England states.
    In Connecticut’s center shoreline there are several opportunities for dining on the water, side trails and bikeways, and scenic wide-open Long Island Sound views. Towns of interest are Haddam, Chester, Deep River, Essex, Westbrook, Old Saybrook, Old Lyme, and Niantic, CT.

    This driving/ biking route was originally adopted from the Connecticut Barns Trail, River Valley. Several historic Connecticut barns are also featured along the CT B&B Bike Trail. For more information on the CT Barns Trail visit www.connecticutbarns.org

    Click on map above for more details and B&B locations.


    Greater Hartford Bike Trail

    FEATURED BED & BREAKFASTS

    • Chapin Park B&B | Pine Meadow, CT (garage for overnight bicycle storage)
    • Silas W Robbins House B&B | Wethersfield

    ROUTE & DETAILS

    • Distance in Hours - 6h and 8min
    • Distance in Miles - 56.7 miles
    • Level of Difficulty - moderate - minor hills and valley*

    The Greater Hartford Bike Trail starts in Wethersfield, through Farmington and past the Hill Stead Museum, a country homestead from 1901 that houses a unique collection of turn-of-the-century art. The route travels north through the Farmington River Valley, featuring portions of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail- a multi-use trail that runs along abandoned rail corridors and canal tow paths. There are several stops along the way if you like to switch gears for a kayaking break or enjoy an afternoon canoe trip. Featured towns include Farmington, Collinsville, Simsbury, and Windsor.


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

    Click on the display map above for more details and B&B locations.


    North Central Connecticut Bike Trail

    FEATURED BED & BREAKFASTS

    • An Innkeepers Place | Stafford Springs

    ROUTE & DETAILS

    • Distance in Hours - 5h and 16min
    • Distance in Miles - 49.9 miles
    • Level of Difficulty - easy/moderate*

    The North Central Connecticut Bike Trail hugs the boarders of CT and MA. It begins at the Tunix State Forest, travels through the Shenipsit State Forest, and then ends at the Nipmuck State Forest. This northern route features trees galore, perfect for a fall bike ride. Featured towns include North Granby, Suffield, Somers, and Stafford Springs.

    Click on the display map above for more details and B&B locations.

     

    * B&B Bike Maps have been created with Google Maps. Please use caution–bicycling directions may not always reflect real-world condition