Farmington Canal HeritageTrail

City: Hamden|New Haven

The Farmington Canal Linear Park is a multi-use trail in Connecticut, tracing the historic Farmington Canal route from New Haven to Northampton, Massachusetts. Originally a key 19th-century trade route, it fell out of use with the advent of railroads and was later converted into a park for recreational activities like walking, jogging, cycling, and rollerblading. The park runs through various landscapes, including urban and rural areas in Greater New Haven, offering scenic views, access to outdoor recreation, and insights into the region’s industrial history through remnants of the old canal and locks.

Directions and Parking:
The Hamden portion of the Canal can be reached via Dixwell/Whitney Avenue (Route 10). Hamden parking facilities are located at Sherman Avenue, Todd Street and at Brooksvale Park on Brooksvale Avenue all off Route 10. In New Haven, on-street metered parking near the Canal near Prospect Place is recommended.

Permitted/Prohibited Activities:
This paved multi-use trail is for nonmotorized activities such as walking, jogging, biking, roller-blading, and wheel chair and stroller access. Dogs are allowed on leash. Please bag and pick up all dog waste.


524 Brooksvale Ave, Rear Hamden, CT 06518, USA