Lock 12 Park is part of the Cheshire park system. It is also one of the few remnants of the Farmington Canal, which ran from New Haven CT to Northampton MA. The lock itself is the only one remaining along the length of the canal. It still works, which is additionally exciting.
There is the Lock 12 Museum along at the park, along with a pavilion which Cheshire residents can rent for a small fee. I didn’t tour the museum, however, i did walk the paved path at the park. The path is perfect for bikes or rollerblades – straight, paved and wide. There were a number of other walkers as well though, especially with dogs.
The path is part of the East Coast Greenway, a path linking major cities along the east coast. The different sections are also marked with mile markers, to let you know how far you’ve gone and if you want to continue or head back.
The walk along the pathway is shaded, but not really wooded. It isn’t a hike, just an easy walk. It really is a nice spot for an easy walk or ride.over 5 years ago