The King Arthur Trail provides a great way to travel off road from Mill Road to the Dresden Athletic Fields.
Trail sections nearest the King Arthur Flour Company were rerouted to tie in with landscaping, driveway, and store changes completed in fall 2012 as part of their expansion plans. This bark mulched section may not be suitable for riding a bike due to the less firm treadway; however, a short walk along the mulched trail, upslope from the driveway, will bring you to firm packed trail sections. The trail loop nearest Dresden Athletic Fields offers a pleasant retreat for walkers and riders interested in a short family hike within ear shot of the nearby playing fields.
You'll avoid Route 5 traffic and have the pleasure of walking, skiing, or riding (using a mountain bike during dry season) through pine and mixed woodlands to the playing fields.
If you are visiting the playing fields for a game, walk over to the trailhead kiosk and take a leisurely hike around the loop path nearest the fields or take a short hike to grab a snack at King Arthur Flour Company.
Picnic Tables are located next to the King Arthur Flour Co. parking lot
Restaurants/Food: King Arthur Flour Co., Norwich Farmer's Market
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From I-91N take Exit 13. From traffic lights at end of the off ramp, turn left onto Main Street, proceed under I-91 to the Route 5 intersection. Turn left onto Route 5 S.
From I-91S take Exit 13 to traffic lights at end of the off ramp. Continue straight ahead onto Route 5 S.
Travel about 0.3 miles to turn left into the King Arthur Flour Company for parking and trail access. Or continue another 0.4 miles, turn left into the Dresden Athletic Fields driveway (Colton Center driveway), stay right on driveway, continuing to the trailhead kiosk. Park in gravel parking area just past kiosk.
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