Hartford, CT

The ‘Two Park Triangle’

Mark Twain House and Museum, Hartford, CT.

This 6.5 mile (10.5 km) run combines the best of Hartford’s parks and our ‘runseeing’ tour. Start at the Arch at Bushnell Park, and head west on Asylum St. toward Elizabeth Park. You’ll pass the iconic Hartford Insurance Company building with it’s stag’s head, the Music Conservancy, and historic homes. Join the Elizabeth Park paths just past Prospect St. and do the ~2 mile loop. Coming back out of the park, take a RIGHT on Whitney Ave for 1/2 mile, and then LEFT on Farmington Ave., which is one of Hartford’s more historic streets. Continue along here for 2 miles back to Bushnell Park, passing the Mark Twain House & Museum, the house of abolitionist and author Harriet Beecher Stowe, the impressive Cathedral of Saint Joseph, the Aetna campus, numerous other corporate offices, and the Asylum Avenue District Historic District.

Essentials
  • 6.5 miles (10.5 km)
  • 280 feet
  • Arch at Bushnell Park (Pear & Ford St.)
  • Busses run along Asylum Ave. & Farmington Ave.