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  • MERIDEN & GROTON BIKE RALLIES PROMOTE NUTRITION, FITNESS, & BIKE SAFETY
    UConn Extension & Bike Walk Connecticut partner to promote nutrition, fitness, and bike safety Hundreds of families and young people participated in bike safety and nutrition education at bike rallies hosted by UConn Extension, part of UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, Bike Walk Connecticut, in partnership with the Meriden Farmers Market  and Groton Fall Fest (Groton Chamber of […]
    Posted on August 23, 2019
  • New! Share the Trail Brochure
    The PATHS team created an educational brochure called Share the Trail about trail safety and etiquette on multi-use trails for bicyclists, walkers and equestrians. Check it out!
    Posted on May 2, 2019
  • New Website and Listserv
    We are happy to announce the new Connecticut Trails website which brings together projects focused on trails and trail use. Also notice the brand new Trails Listserv for trail-related discussions and announcements. Welcome!
    Posted on April 23, 2019

WHY TRAILS?

Connecticut’s bounty of natural and physical amenities – greenways, multi-use paths, parks, and forested area are some of the state’s greatest assets for encouraging physical activity. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) estimates that there are over 2,000 miles of multi-use trails within CT State Parks and Forests alone (and likely over 3,000 miles including those not in the park system).  Connecticut is the only state in the nation with an entirely  state funded recreational trails building program.  Additionally, answering a growing demand from the young workforce for alternatives to car based transportation as well as the potential improvements to public health and community quality of life, Connecticut has vowed to invest billions of dollars in infrastructure, including $100 million during the five-year ramp period on pedestrian and bicycle paths.

Contact Us

Phone: 203.207.0063
laura.brown@uconn.edu
Address: University of Connecticut
Fairfield County Extension Center
67 Stony Hill Rd,
Bethel, CT 06801-3056