QUINNIPIAC RIVER LINEAR TRAIL :

WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT

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Last Updated:               July 23, 2011

Length:                         Quinnipiac Trail from entrance; 1 1/4 miles       

                                       Quinnipiac Trail from parking lot; 1 mile            

Difficulty:                     Easy. Flat, paved surface.

Directions:  

Southbound: From Route 15 (Merit Parkway), take exit 65. Left at the end of the ramp onto Route 150. Left at 2nd traffic light into the Community Lake/ Linear Trail parking lot. Park all the way down at the end of the parking lot for a shorter trip, as the trail begins next to the entrance. 
Northbound: From Route 15 (Merit Parkway), take exit 65. Left at the end of the ramp, straight at the light into the Community Lake/Linear Trail parking lot.

The Quinnipiac River Linear Trail is a planned trail to run through Wallingford and Meriden. The Wallingford portion of the trail is scheduled to cover 6.7 miles, from the town's southern border with North Haven to its northern border with Meriden. 

Starting from the beginning of the trail, which is on your right as you enter the parking area; Check out the trail map. This map shows both the completed trail and proposed extensions. The trail then passes by the Community Lake on your right and goes around the park on your left. After a 1/4 mile you come to an intersection. Left takes you back to the parking lot, so turn right. You'll pass by the Labyrinth to your right , then cross over a bridge at a 1/2 mile. Route 15 parallels the trail on the left. There are several informational sign posts along the trail and you pass by one for the Wildlife Sanctuary at 0.7 miles. You come to the Quinnipiac River after a little over  a mile, where there are some benches located. An iron bridge takes you over the Quinnipiac River where you come to an intersection. The paved trail continues left through a tunnel underneath Route 15 and ends next to the river at about 1 1/4 miles. Future plans call for continuing the trail northward. 

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