Trail name: Hop River Linear Park
Managed by: CT DEEP
Length: 7.4 miles
This multi-use greenway consists of 7.4 miles of trail along an abandoned railway (Hartford, Providence and Fishkill RR) from the Manchester town line easterly, then southerly to the Vernon/Bolton Town line, then to Bolton Notch. From Bolton, the railway has been re-graded 15 more miles to Willimantic and is identified as a Connecticut State trail named the “Hop River Linear Park Trail”. Although not connected yet, future development in Willimantic will connect this trail to the Airline Linear Park Trail which is approximately 40 miles long.
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Rules and Regulations
- Use common sense. - Absolutely no motorized vehicles allowed with the exception of battery-powered wheelchairs.- Obey all local trail rules posted at trailheads as well as any state and local laws that apply.- Do not litter, bring a bag, carry out what you carry in.- Use of these trails is at your own risk.- Travel on the right side of trail, except when passing. - When passing on a bike, give a clear and audible signal. - Cyclists and in-line skaters shall yield to all hikers and pedestrians. - When entering or crossing a trail, yield to all users. - Be respectful of wildlife. - Do not trespass onto private property. - Trail users shall use provided crosswalks at intersecting roadways. - Keep pets on leash. Clean up after pets. - Walk against the direction of traffic when walking within the roadway. - Bicyclists should ride with traffic. - Follow all laws pertaining to bicycles and their use. - Bicyclists shall ride in single file within roadway or trail. - Bicyclists and in-line skaters shall wear standard protective gear.