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Canalside Rail Trail

Dogs Allowed
Historic site

Details of Canalside Rail Trail

Overview of Canalside Rail Trail

The Canalside Rail Trail follows the former rail bed for an easy-riding 3.7 miles. Follow the trail over the Connecticut River and along scenic views. The trail is also great for walking or even a picnic.

Hours for Canalside Rail Trail

Sunrise to sunset

Parking at Canalside Rail Trail

Parking is available at the Unity Park and McClelland Farm Rd. trailheads.

Activities at Canalside Rail Trail

A girl riding her bike alongside the Connecticut River.


Enjoy a quite ride along the Connecticut River and the scenic views along the way.

Facilities at Canalside Rail Trail

  • Paved bike paths
  • Picnic area
  • Restrooms
  • Scenic viewing area

Services at Canalside Rail Trail

  • Biking
  • Grilling
  • Inline skating
  • Rollerblading
  • Running
  • Walking

Accessibility at Canalside Rail Trail

  • Accessible restrooms

Restrictions at Canalside Rail Trail

  • No alcohol
  • No littering

More info for Canalside Rail Trail

Trail etiquette
  • Be courteous of other path users.
  • Keep right unless passing.
  • Stop at all stop signs.
  • Trail is open dawn to dusk. If you have appropriate lights, ride at your on risk.
  • Give a clear and audible signal before passing and pass only when it's safe to.
  • Travel at a reasonable speed.
  • Wear protective headgear. This is required by law for children 16 years and younger, but recommended for all.
  • Respect private property next to the trail. 
  • Carry in, carry out all trash and belongings.