Enfield Canal - Suffield to Windsor Locks, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 59.195 W 072° 36.315
18T E 698375 N 4651060
Quick Description: The Enfield Canal, a.k.a. Windsor Locks Canal, was built to circumvent the Enfield Falls on the Connecticut River. It is located on the west side of the river between Suffield and Windsor Locks in Connecticut.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 7/30/2022 6:32:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM16GQ9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
The towpath of the Enfield Canal, a.k.a. Windsor Locks Canal, is now within the Windsor Lock Canal Trail State Park. The northern terminus of the canal is in Suffield, CT. Here there is the headquarters building for the Windsor Lock Canal State Park and four marked sites:

1. The Drawbridge over the canal leading to the tow path.
2. The Guard Lock
3. The Headworks
4. The Dam

From the northern terminus the canal and adjacent tow path continues south for 4.5 miles and ends in Windsor Locks. The canal, which is privately owned, is no longer used for navigation and the locks have not been uses since the 1970's. The towpath is on public property and is available for hiking, cycling, and bird watching from April 1 through November 15.
Street address:
Canal Road
Suffield, CT United States

County / Borough / Parish: Hartford

Year listed: 1976

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event,

Periods of significance: 1875-1899, 1825-1849

Historic function: Industry/Processing/Extraction,Transportation

Current function: Recreation

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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