Farmington Valley Trails Council

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Welcome to the FVTC!

Our mission is to build, maintain, beautify and connect off-road multi-use trails throughout central Connecticut communities.  


Fence replacement is underway on the Farmington River Trail

from the New Britain Ave. pavilion to Plainville Ave.

Work hours are 7:30am to 3pm.

The contractor expects to be done by August 8.




The Board of Directors of the Farmington Valley Trails Council wishes to announce that their president for the last eleven years, R. Bruce Donald, has stepped down and will be replaced by Interim President James Cassidy.  The FVTC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation founded in 1992 to build, maintain, beautify and connect off-road multi-use trails throughout central Connecticut communities.  It is now one of the largest such organizations in New England with over 1,000 members and volunteers.

Mr. Donald will become the Tri-State Greenway Coordinator for the East Coast Greenway Alliance, ( He will continue to serve on the FVTC Board of Directors, and as the Chairman of the Connecticut Greenways Council. Mr. Donald has seen great strides in the organization throughout his eleven years in the Presidency, and is quite proud of what the Trails Council has become. FVTC is now recognized as the “go to” trail building organization, due to the efforts of members and volunteers who work diligently to help complete and maintain The Farmington Canal Heritage Trail and Farmington River Trail.

Mr. Cassidy, a founding member of the Plainville Greenway Alliance and a six-year veteran of the FVTC Board, was appointed Interim President at the June 13th board meeting. Mr. Cassidy is involved in the Trail Gap Closure” planning project in Plainville, is certified by the League of American Bicyclists as a League Cycling Instructor, and willing to fill the “big shoes” left by outgoing President, R. Bruce Donald.


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The Farmington Valley Trails Council. Inc. is a CT 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation founded in 1992 to advocate for multi-use "rails-to-trails" in central Connecticut.  We work tirelessly to "close the gaps" in the 80-mile Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, the 26-mile Farmington River Trail, and the designated CT East Coast Greenway system.  The FVTC Maintenance Fund helps our area towns fund trail construction, enhancements and ongoing maintenance.  We also provide educational materials, 20,000 folding maps a year, and events that promote safety and proper etiquette on the trail system.  Look for up-to-date Trail information here, through newsletters and emails, and  published papers on trail advocacy, policy, maintenance and safety.  Come visit us on the trail and pick up a map or free handlebar bells and blinkies to promote trail safety.  We are only as strong as our members and volunteers...please get in touch and join us out on the trails!







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