Running north from the Yale University campus in New Haven through the heart of Connecticut, the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail comprises several distinct segments totaling 40 miles of rail-trail. The trail follows the corridor of the defunct Farmington Canal. Segments are the New Haven section, Hamden to Cheshire section, Southington section, Farmington to the Massachusetts border section. See trail website for detailed directions. Trail maps.
Division Street to Main StreetDerby, CTPhone:
Trail Length: 1.7 miles
The trail, which is 1.7 miles long, runs atop the flood control walls on the Naugatuck and Housatonic Rivers and is tied together by the portion of the trail running on O'Sullivan's Island. The trail links Derby to Ansonia and Shelton and also links the six major bridges in Derby. One of the centerpieces of the trail is the spectacular new pedestrian footbridge. Trail Surfaces: Asphalt Trail Activities: Bike, inline skating, wheelchair accessible, walking