Along the way, be sure not to miss our culinary treasures, world class museums, parks and public institutions.  During your walk we encourage you to treat the historic signs as stops along your path, and suggest you take the time to meander and appreciate the many beautiful sights along the way. Remember, “Life is a journey, not a destination”, and like this saying some of the best things on the three trails exist in the spaces between the signs.  

Restrooms are scattered throughout the three trails, including facilities at the New Britain Public Library, some local businesses, and both at City Hall and the Visitor Center during regular business hours.  We suggest bringing along water and possibly a snack for your walk, but refreshments can be purchased at a number of locations along the three loops.

The project was funded through a Preserve America Grant, administered by the National Park Service, and involved a collaboration of efforts of many New Britain Institutions including multiple city departments and commissions, Central Connecticut State University’s Public History Department, the New Britain Industrial Museum, the New Britain Museum of American Art, and the city’s Local History Room at the Public