Northern CT

Quiet Corner

  • Quiet Corner NEMBA formed to help advocate for the maintenance and development of trails in Old Furnace State Park and other riding areas in northeast Connecticut. We plan to ensure for the long time stability and availability of all of these trails by building relationships with landowners and property managers, and to identify and formally recognize trails through publication, mapping and signage.

    We wish to not only maintain and develop great trail systems, but also promote mountain biking by creating riding opportunities for the mountain bike community, especially focusing on getting more families involved in the sport.

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Northern CT

Goodwin State Forest, Hampton

23 Potter Road
Hampton  Connecticut  06247
United States

(860) 455-9534

Easy

35%

Moderate

50%

Difficult

15%

Description

At about 3 square miles Goodwin State Forest has something for everyone. With 17 miles of trails within, plus Airline Trail access, and abutting access into Natchuag State Forest, Goodwin provides numerous options for all riding abilities.

The Air Line Trail, part of the East Coast Greenway,  is easily accessible, runs straight through the forest and provides a wide, smooth, level, picturesque trail for riders of any level. Perfect for families and casual riders.

The numerous blazed trails within Goodwin State Forest range from double wide cart roads to double wide rock gardens, to tight technical single track.

Whether you are looking for an easy casual ride, an intermediate loop, or extended miles of ever changing terrain, Goodwin has what you are looking for. To extend your ride even further and rack up some serious miles, look at combining your Goodwin experience on into Natchaug State Forest and back.

Directions:

Take Route 6 west. After the Rt. 97 intersection (don't take this, just note where it is), travel about two miles further and Goodwin SF is on the right hand side.

Rules:

Take care going around certain corners as equestrians frequent the park as well.
The pond offers fishing, but no swimming.

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