Larkin State Park TrailMulti-Town, CT
Stretching across four towns, this 10.3-mile-long linear trail combines enough remarkable history, geography, and aesthetic beauty to rate its 110 acres as one of the biggest and prettiest parks in Connecticut’s system. Originally designated as a trail for horses, for which it is still popular, Larkin’s ten miles now also serve walkers, joggers, bikers, and hikers.
Travelling along an old railroad trail through the four towns of Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, and Southbury, the Larkin State Park Trail takes you, whether by horseback, bicycle or foot, along a special scenic stretch of unique landscape. The trail is neighbored by extensive deciduous woodlands, small horse farms, open water ponds, quiet wetlands, and stream-side passages as it stretches from Kettletown Road in Southbury to North Church Street (Route 63) in Naugatuck.
The trail surface varies in its makeup from sand, packed dirt and cobbles, to the original ballast and cinders while still some other areas are wet with stream flow in some seasons. During the snowiest weather, the trail is ideal for cross country skiing, but whether by ski or on foot, you will note the rocks that seep moisture in the warmer months now freeze delightfully to the rock faces when cold settles in.
Multi-Town, CT 06488
(8:00 a.m. – Sunset)
Main (203) 938-2285
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
- Western terminus at Kettletown Road
- Southeast of Smith Road where the trail crosses Route 67
- Intersection with Strongtown Road/Route 188
- Prokop Road becomes Riggs Road
- Northern end of Long Meadow Road at the Middlebury/Oxford town line
- At the eastern terminus of the trail, there is parking for six to eight cars at Whittemore Glen State Park along Route 63.
Yes, on leash