In the News: Windsor close to connecting 7-mile riverfront trail to downtown Hartford, thanks to a new state grant

Don Stacom, Hartford Courant, May 4, 2023
Full article here.

After years of planning, Windsor is on the brink of connecting its waterfront trail along the Connecticut River to the longer and better-known riverfront walk in Hartford.

A new state grant will help the town fill in a gap between the northern and southern ends of its riverwalk, creating a 7-mile-long walkway between northern Windsor and downtown Hartford.

Even more significantly, the completed trail could soon be connected to other walkways and bike paths that would provide safe, off-road routes between Windsor, East Hartford, South Windsor, Enfield, Suffield and beyond.

The key link for Windsor was a $552,000 state grant that will pay for a bridge over Deckers Brook. The distance between the trail ends is a bit less than 850 feet, but without the bridge, walkers and cyclists couldn’t get to the other side.

Read the full article here.

 

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