Walk the Locks and Open House on the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail

Bike Dog-friendly Educational Walk Family-friendly Hike Multiple Activities

Sat. Jun 4

11:00 am


01:00 pm

3-6 miles


Walk the Locks on the former Farmington Canal, now a Greenway, from northern Hamden into southern Cheshire. Begin at the historic Lock Keeper’s House at Lock 14 in Hamden, where you can pick up a trail map, trail mix, and a drink and view an exhibit of the former canal and railroad (air-conditioned restroom available). Then walk (or bike, blade, or jog) north to  Lock 12 in Cheshire, a distance of 3 miles. Participants can arrange their own shuttle or return via the same route for a total of 6 miles. The adventure is self-guided (the trail is paved, with a stone dust path on the side; it is flat and smooth, with some road crossings). You can just hang out at the Lock Keeper’s House if you want, for the open house. Farmington Canal Rail-to-Trail Association board members and activists will be on hand to meet and greet and host at the Lock Keeper’s House in Hamden.

Event Leader(s)

Bill Horowitz

(203) 530-8912


Norman Berg



Rain Date


Organization Partners

Meeting Location Details

Hosts will be outside, at the back entrance by the trail.

Click on the red map pin for the event address.

Great Park Pursuit Event

Leashed Dogs Permitted

Wheelchair accessible