Glastonbury Bicycle Master Plan: Route Description

The route described in the Glastonbury Bicycle Master Plan has been proposed to help Glastonbury be a safer community for cyclists and pedestrians. Several sections of the route are now complete and many are already existing secondary roads.

The proposed route was designed to provide a safer route along the Hebron Avenue corridor and allow safe passage under Route 2 to reach the town center, Main Street and other scenic routes near the Connecticut River. The path ends at the Historic Ferry Landing where you can travel on the ferry to lovely paths on the Great Meadows Conservatory in Rocky Hill and Wethersfield.

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Route description

Buckingham Park Route: Buckingham Park along Hebron Avenue to Harvest Lane
This existing multi-use path runs parallel to Hebron Avenue.

Smith School Greenway Connection: Harvest Lane to Bell Street
This on-road section, while not ideal, provides linkage to the start of the Smith Trail off Bell Street. This location provides a small parking spot and marks the beginning of this lovely scenic trail through bogs and old cedar forest.

Smith School Greenway: Bell Street to Smith Middle School
A little over 1 mile the Smith School Greenway is great for all users (families on bikes, walkers, joggers) and is wheelchair friendly.

Eastern-Western Boulevard Trail: Smith School to Salmon Brook Park
This on-road section takes the rider through quiet industrial park roads with shoulder access for cyclists.

Winding Brook/House Street Path: Salmon Brook Park to Old Trail Road
This planned section of trail will follow the sewer easement from Winding Brook Drive to House St.

Route 2 Underpass Path: Old Trail Road to House Street
This on-road section provides access under Route 2 via House Street. The underpass is very narrow, so caution is advised.

House Street to Riverfront Park
This on-road section provides a route past the Glastonbury Community Center and to the Riverfront Park paths.

Riverfront Trail: Riverfront Park to Main Street
This trail is off-road with a crushed stone surface. It winds past the athletic fields to Main Street.

Main Street Path: Main Street to Route 17 intersection and Connecticut Audubon Center
This on-road section takes you past gracious New England homes hundreds of years old. The widened shoulder provides safe passage in most sections.

Earle Park Path: Connecticut Audubon Center to Red Hill Drive
This off-road section takes you past the Audubon Center to Earle Park and near the Connecticut River.

Red Hill Path: Red Hill Drive to South Main Street

South Glastonbury Route: South Main Street to Water Street
This section takes the rider past the old churches and historic libraries of South Glastonbury.

Ferry Route: Water Street to Ferry Landing
This section takes the rider past beautiful tobacco barns and farmland. Stop along the way to pick up fresh produce at the many farm stands. The end of the journey is Ferry Landing Park and the oldest operational ferry in the U.S. When the ferry is operational in the summer and fall, cross the river to many trails in the Great Meadows Conservation area in Rocky Hill and Wethersfield.

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