Quinebaug River Trail

Starting in the town of Killingly, the southern segment of the Quinebaug River Trail heads south for a picturesque journey on a well-maintained riverside pathway through wooded parks and corridors. Parking is available at the intersection of Water Street and Commerce Avenue in downtown Killingly. From here, the route continues south, but be sure to enjoy the views of Fivemile Pond from the bridge spur to the north before proceeding on the main trail south.

After negotiating a series of shared sidewalks and street crossings for 0.5 mile in Killingly, the more appealing character of the trail begins to show. Once you cross Providence Road/US 6, the true off-road experience begins. Take note of the Quinebaug River in the valley below and be ready for a more peaceful trail experience as you leave behind the traffic sounds of town and head closer to the river. As the path veers away from Wauregan Road/CT 12, you pass through a park with ball fields and restrooms.

Continuing south, you’ll experience the sights and sounds of the waterway with the river’s close proximity. You’ll find excellent opportunities to spot riparian wildlife and be able to access a trailside canoe launch. The lush canopy overhead provides shade and dappled sunlight, while ferns and wildflowers flourish below, enhancing the sense of refuge.


Danielson, CT 06239
United States

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