Spotlight: Connecticut

My Take
Visitors come from all over the world every fall to take in the majestic fall foliage. Driving tours are the norm, and Route 8 is an easy and great place to start. But if you want to get out of your vehicle and explore, the River Trail at Falls Village, Connecticut, offers one of the better accessible trails. The accessible portion is just under a mile long, following the Housatonic River through one of its flattest portions. This is one of only a handful of fully accessible sections of the Appalachian Trail.


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If one mile doesn’t sound like enough of an adventure, you might want to try Connecticut’s extensive rail-trail system. The Farmington Canal Heritage Trail and Farmington River Trail both offer long, accessible paths that are perfect for a casual stroll or a handcycling outing. Just make sure the area you plan to tackle is suited for wheelchairs.