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Hike Some of the Best Trails East of the River

The trail list includes trails from the Blue Trail system, our Connecticut State Parks, some town owned trails, nature conservancy and land trust holdings. In addition, there are some trails from the many area agencies whose trails may be short, but are long on history, scenery, and walking pleasure.

Date HikedTrail Name Source
  Bigelow HollowW
  Bluff Point - Haley FarmH
  Case MountainW
Devil's Hopyard H
  Gay CityW
  Gillette CastleH
  Goodwin ForestJ
  Hartman ParkS,H
 Hurd St ParkH
  Mansfield Hollow State Park  
 Mashamoquet H
 Natchaug W
 Nayantaquit W
 Nehantic W
 Nipmuck TrailW
Old FurnaceW
 Pachaug W
  Pigeon Swamp J
  Rock Spring T
 Quinnebaug W
  Salmon River W
 Shenipsit W
  Trailwood J
  West Thompson LakeCoE
Information Source (see below)
JJoshua Tract Walk Book
TTNC/Country Walks in CT
SHiking in Southern New England
CoECorps of Engineers
WCT Walk Book
H50Hikes, 1998

Print this page and record each trail as you hike it. When you complete the list, send a copy to the committee with your check to "AMC, CT" for $5 to one of the committee members below.

Where to find trail descriptions and information

BookWhere to get it
W Connecticut Walk Book, East CFPA: Covers Blue Trail system state wide, at bookstores or CFPA
H 50 Hikes in CT, (1998 edition)Sue and Gerry Hardy, at bookstores
J Joshua Tract Walk Book Trails in 12 town area around Windham - Joshua.Tract, PO Box 4, Mansfield Center, 06250 ($10.00)
S Hiking in Southern New England (Falcon Press) At book stores - Has trail maps, narratives, also good appendix with directories
 Country Walks in ConnecticutSusan Cooley, Nature Conservancy and AMC
DEPCT DEP, State parks:  
  Goodwin SP 860-455-9534
  Mansfield Hollow SP 860-455-8057
  Pachaug SP 860-376-4075
  Shenipsit State Forest 860-684-3430
  Mashamoquet Brook SP 860-928-6121
  Bigelow Hollow SP 860-928-9200
CoE Corps of Engineers:
   West Thompson 860-923-2982
 Quinebaug Shetucket Heritage Corridor Walking Guide860-963-7226
 Hiking Guides, Getaway Guide Northeast CT Visitors: 860-928-1228 or 888-628-1228
 Town-owned Open space Call local town offices for location - Coventry, Glastonbury, Hebron, Lyme, Manchester, Mansfield, Old Lyme, Vernon, others
For more information, and to submit request, contact one of the committee:
  John Cunningham 21 Hilltop Drive, Portland, CT 06480 860-342-4564
  Ed Dresner 12 Regina Road, Vernon, CT 06066 860-872-4120