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    Where to do some distance in central CT?

    I am looking for some smoother trails that I can just ride and keep my heart rate up. I ride Millers Pond a lot (close to home) and Hurd Park but the loops seem to end too fast. I'm looking for maybe 10-15 miles that I can ride at a good pace but something more interesting that the airline trail. Does that exist?

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    I don't know of anything that meets all your criteria. It's allneither too smooth or too short. Have you tried Wadsworth Falls and River Highlands? They're both smooth by CT standards and a lot of fun. There's been a lot of recent work done at River Highlands and it's becoming a better and better place to ride. It's possible to ride all the way to the South of Hartford from River Highlands but I couldn't tell you how, and I'm not sure if it's all legal.
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    Thanks! It's probably been 20 years since I last rode wadsworth which is odd since its pretty close to me. I'll have to revisit that place. I've always heard about River Highlands, I think, but never went there. Is that the one that starts in Cromwell on the river?

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    Quote Originally Posted by charmon2 View Post
    Thanks! It's probably been 20 years since I last rode wadsworth which is odd since its pretty close to me. I'll have to revisit that place. I've always heard about River Highlands, I think, but never went there. Is that the one that starts in Cromwell on the river?
    I just rode there today...neat place, but not sure I'd really go out of my way to hunt it down. Great for a quick ride... fun place...

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    It's along the river, yes. GPS 90 Field Rd Cromwell.
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    You'll have to ride a bunch of laps at Wadsworth to get in that kind of distance, though the trails are pretty buff. If you ride Miller's a bunch and want to try something different, maybe Cockaponsett or Middlesex? BTW, I live in Durham and ride at Miller's and Wadsworth frequently. PM me if you want to ride sometime.

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    Puzman, thanks. I will do that, although I'm sorry to say that between working odd hours and watching my kids I don't always ride at the usual times.

    I kind of remembered wadsworth being shorter but I guess doing extra laps there will be better than driving all over the place to find longer trails.

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    NEMBA is building trails at Rockland Preserve in Madison. The plan is for 10-15 miles of flow trail, yin to Millers' yang. It's a work in progress. They have TM sessions wednesday nights. Get involved if you can.
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    I will definitely look into helping out with that. That sounds great, thanks.

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    Middlesex has about 15 miles of trails. Plenty of hills, but smooth is not a word I would use anywhere near Middlesex, except maybe "smooth rock faces". One of my favorite rides though.
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