Rails to Trails
Hop River Linear Park Extension
This multi-use greenway consists of 5.10 miles of trail along an abandoned railway (Hartford, Providence, and Fishkill Railroad) from the Vernon/Manchester town line easterly, then southerly to the Vernon/Bolton town line. From Bolton, the railroad right-of-way has been re-graded 15 more miles to Willimantic and is identified as a Connecticut State Trail named the “Hop River Linear Park Trail”. In Willimantic, it joins the Airline Linear Park Trail which is approximately 40 miles long.
These trails are permitted on Connecticut D.E.P. property.
This multi-use greenway consists of 4.1 miles of trail along an abandoned railway which splits from the Hop River Linear Park Trail at Warren Avenue and heads northerly into the historic center of Rockville, Connecticut. The trail includes a footbridge over the Tankerhoosen River that was completed in 1998 and was funded by a grant.
Link to Vernon Rails to Trails brochure. (PDF)