Farmington Valley Trails Council

Welcome to the FVTC!

We're sponsoring a bike ride every month from April to October!

Check our EVENTS page for dates and details. 


Farmington Rails-To-Trails Maintenance: 

The Town of Farmington is undertaking a fence replacement project along the Rails-to-Trails system.  Weather permitting, sections of the Rails-to-Trails will be closed weekdays, between 7:00AM and 3:00PM, to complete installation of the fence, and to perform trailside maintenance.  When a section of the trail is closed, signs will be displayed informing users of the closure.  

The fence replacement project will begin on September 14, 2015 on the section of trail between Red Oak Hill Road and Brickyard Road.  The work will then continue on the section of trail between Brickyard Road and the Town of Avon, followed by the section of trail from Red Oak Hill Road to Coppermine Road.  


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The Farmington Valley Trails Council. Inc. is a CT 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation founded in 1992 to advocate for multi-use "rails-to-trails" in central Connecticut.
Our Board of Directors comes from many different towns and backgrounds, our President, Bruce Donald, has held that position for 9 years, and has been appointed Chairman of the Connecticut Greenways Council and Chair of the CT Committee of the East Coast Greenway Alliance.
Grants for construction, maintenance and trail amenities have averaged over $38,000 a year over the last 6 years.

We work tirelessly to "close the gaps" in the 80-mile Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, the 26-mile Farmington River Trail, and the designated East Coast Greenway system.
The FVTC Maintenance Fund helps our area towns fund trail construction, enhancements and ongoing maintenance.
We educate the public by providing 10,000 folding maps a year, as well as events that promote safety and proper etiquette on the trail system. An updated Trail Guide will be published soon.

We provide up-to-date information on our high quality Website and through timely communications such as Newsletters and emails, and  publish papers on trail advocacy, policy, maintenance and safety.
We give out thousands of free handlebar bells and blinkies to promote trail safety.
Our Laser Counter Program accurately counts usage on the trail system and provides detailed, reliable data for not only the FVTC but CTDOT, DEEP and others.
Our Unified Design Policy dictates our grants for rules and etiquette signage, information kiosks, benches, and initiatives such as painted center lines and commercial signage.





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