It was a beautiful day for a ribbon cutting and the Governor was relishing this opportunity to not wear a tie. He absolutely refused to dress like a cyclist. But, he had high praise for Canton's efforts to continue the trail from Collinsville to this point near the intersection of Routes 177 and 44, just around the corner from the "Shoppes at Farmington Valley" (or, what I like to call, "the Rape of Canton"). While he did not exactly promise funding would continue to be available in the future, he certainly gets the principle that "if we build it, they will come". He also acknowledged the tremendous opportunity the trails offer to our sedentary society for physical activity and the resulting healthy living benefits. A good time was had by all. Give this section a try, if you haven't already.
The Plainville Greenway Alliance is a volunteer organization working to develop a linear park through the town of Plainville CT, USA. This paved trail will connect the Farmington Valley Greenway to the north andFarmington Canal Heritage Trail to the south. It will eventually be known as the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail and will also be part of the 3,000 mile Maine to Florida East Coast Greenway. Click on the links highlighted in green to go to each website.
East Coast Greenway Map
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Plainville Greenway Alliance regular meeting: third TUE each month, 7:30PM, Plainville Congregational Church, 130 West Main St. (CT Route 372), in the Music Room upstairs from Church St. entry door.
Bicycle Friendly Community Committee regular meeting: first WED each month, 7:30PM, Room 302, Plainville Municipal Center.