Canterbury-Scotland Loop Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Canterbury and Scotland are classic New England villages in the rural, bucolic “Quiet Corner” region of northeastern Connecticut, offering rural charm, an active agricultural economy, and miles of scenic roads. Canterbury developed out of a small homestead, named Kent, when former Plainville residents built their own church and parish. The town was named Canterbury as an allusion to the major cathedral city, located in the county of Kent in the United Kingdom. Canterbury, a town of some 5,000, is larger in land and population than Scotland, its smaller neighbor to the west. Scotland has roughly 1,000 residents on 19 square miles of property, all of which originated from a 5-square-mile property purchased by Isaac Magoon in 1700. Magoon named the area after his ancestral Scotland, and the name stuck.
The intersection of CT 169 and US 14 can be busy. Bennett Pond Road is somewhat choppy, so use caution and watch for potholes."