Larkin State Park Trail
|Larkin State Park Trail|
Looking west on the trail in Middlebury
|Length||10.3 miles (16.6 km)|
|Location||Southbury, Oxford, Middlebury, and Naugatuck, Connecticut|
|Designation||Connecticut state park|
|Trailheads||Southbury ( ) |
Naugatuck ( )
|Use||Hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing|
|Sights||Woodlands, horse farms, ponds, wetlands|
|Surface||Various: sand, packed dirt and cobbles, railroad ballast and cinders|
|Maintained by||Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection|
|Website||Larkin State Park Trail
Larkin State Park Trail is a Connecticut rail trail that follows the former New York & New England Railroad roadbed across the towns of Southbury, Oxford, Middlebury, and Naugatuck. The trail is 10.3 miles (16.6 km) long; its eastern terminus is at Whittemore Glen State Park, the western at Kettletown Road in Southbury. The trail is open for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing.
The rail line was in operation from 1881 until 1939. Four years after the line's abandonment, Dr. Charles L. Larkin bought a ten-mile section that he donated to the state for the purpose of creating an equestrian trail. The park was named in his honor.
- "Larkin State Park Trail". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
- Larkin State Park Trail Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
- Larkin State Park Trail Map - Eastern Section Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
- Larkin State Park Trail Map - Western Section Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
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