We are establishing a bike trail that hugs the river and crosses it on every road bridge possible.
The bike trail includes nice sections on the Farmington Canal Greenway and quiet back roads.
The total length is 25 miles and the CTtransit #229 bus is a good way to get back to your starting point in either New Haven or Cheshire. (Two bikes are easily carried in the rack on the front of the bus at no additional charge.)
A kml file of the route can be downloaded and used with Google Maps.
Download and unzip the kml file. It should then open in Google Earth.
Or convert into a route for use in Google Maps on your smart phone.
Use the directions downloadable below.
The bike trail follows the Farmington Canal Greenway over part of its length. Download a kml file of the trail above.