CT: New Haven County- Larkin State Park Trail

Per Wikipedia, 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 long; its eastern terminus is at Whittemore Glen State Park, the western at Kettletown Road in Southbury

I had my road bike so wondered if the trail would be manageable for that. While I could handle it, there were different road types so I would recommend a hybrid or a mountain bike.

My most favorite aspect of these paths, however, is finding the off path jaunts to “narnia” as my friend and I like to call them.

Suddenly my ears perked! I only heard a bit of extra waterflow and knew there may be something of interest around! Climbing down a decent embankment that was cleared by others I found I had been riding over a stone bridge beneath there was an encouraging pool of water.

I even saw a beaver!

For safety sake, do ensure you are riding the right gear and if you go off trail ensure you are dressed appropriately and check for ticks.

Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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