Children who grew up learning to bike on the fledgling Farmington Heritage Canal Trail decades ago can now ride 34 uninterrupted miles with the unveiling of the completed 0.8 mile gap on Sunday, September 9, 2018.

"I used to play down there, so it's incredible to see this developing," said Jeffrey Guimond, who grew up near the trail in Cheshire. He is also one of the three co-owners of Ball and Socket Arts, a developingarts center adjacent to the West Main Street trail crossing.

"It really is going to create a pedestrian centric entertainment and cultural district," he said. "I think it will bring more awareness to the neighborhood."