Quinnipiac River Linear Trail at Lakeside Park in Wallingford

The snow has finally cleared from this path!  It's a nice place to visit to see  the signs of spring.

This is a nice, mostly level walk along a paved path. It can be noisy because it runs along side RT 15, but it's a beautiful place despite its proximity to the highway.  We walk the entire distance, rather briskly, to its current endpoint where the Quinnipiac River flows under RT 15 then turn around and walk back.  This usually takes about an hour.

An interesting feature of this park are the wooded trails that lead off the linear trail.  These unmarked trails intertwine throughout the Emerson Leonard Wildlife Area which encompasses the land between the linear path and the Quinnipiac River.  Keep in mind these trails sometimes end abruptly in the brush or lead only to the river.  Enter these woods only if you have a good sense of direction or don't mind a bit of an adventure.  Walking in the Emerson Leonard Wildlife Area is not included in this event at this time.  I mention this for information purposes only.   

And for those of you who practice meditation, a labyrinth nestled among small manicured gardens and a natural setting awaits along side this linear trail.  This is a park for body, mind, and spirit. 



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  • Jane Arnold C.

    Been sick all weekend. Bummer. Hope to see you all Tuesday, weather permitting...

    March 23, 2014

    • Joanne

      may you get better real soon. perhaps i'll see you on friday???

      1 · March 24, 2014

    • Jane Arnold C.

      Thanks so much Joanne. I'll definitely be there Friday.

      March 25, 2014

  • Joanne

    Nice walk this morning, everyone. It was a pleasure to chat with new folks and reconnect with old friends.

    March 24, 2014

  • Eddie L.

    Very nice

    March 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Drove by today-- the trail is clear. I have a schedule conflict.

    March 16, 2014

    • Joanne

      Yeah, I went to Lakeside Park last night on my way home from Lighthouse Park to see for myself before I posted the walk. I was soooo happy to see clear asphalt. Too bad you cant make it (I know it's one of your favorite haunts). see ya this Tuesday, though.

      March 16, 2014

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