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Rails to Trails

Rails to Trails

Facility Information

Church Street
Vernon, CT 06066

General Information
The Rails to Trails project re-purposes old railroads to multi-use trails.  The leveled, stone-dust surface is popular for walking, biking, scenic views, and snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the winter.

The Vernon section of this trail is maintained in partnership with the Vernon Greenways Volunteers.

The Hop River Linear Park Extension is a multi-use greenway consisting of 5.10 miles of trail along an abandoned railway from the Vernon/Manchester town line to the Vernon/Bolton town line.  

In 2017 the Hop River portion of the trail was named by the CT Trail Census as one of the top three most popular multi-use trails in the state.

The Rockville Spur consists of 4.1 miles of trail that splits from the Hop River Linear Park trail at Warren Ave and heads towards downtown Rockville.  This trail includes a footbridge over the Tankerhoosen River.

For general park rules, please click here

Fee Schedule
I certify that I have read and understand the Town of Vernon rental policies and procedures and agree to make sure all users from the group are aware of the rules and regulations and abide by them.  I understand that someone over the age of 21 must be in charge at the venue for the duration of the event and that as the rental group we are solely responsible for any and all supervision during the event.  It is fully understood and agreed that I and anyone attending my rental activity will guarantee to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Town of Vernon and the Vernon Public Schools, its officers, employees, volunteers, and agents against all liabilities, claims, damages, losses, costs, and expenses arising indirectly or directly in connection with, or as a result of this agreement.  It is also understood that Renting Organizations will provide and maintain insurance coverage as outlined in the rental policies and procedures.  I acknowledge that I have read and understand the cancellation and refund policies, which include fees for cancellations.  Photos of participants may be used for publicity purposes by the Town of Vernon.