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Heritage Farm

Bolton Town Park

in Bolton, CT

Parking: At the farm 266 Bolton Center Rd, Bolton, CT or from the Hop River Trail 29 Steeles Crossing Rd, Bolton, CT

Trail Map


Heritage Farm has about two miles of trails.  I entered from the Hop River Trail after combining this hike with the adjacent Edith Toomey Clark Property.

Coming from the Hop River Trail a signpost points you uphill to the Rose Trail.  Snow was thick on the ground in February and I was following the tire tracks of some ambitious fat tire biker.  The long gradual uphill seems to be wide an easy to follow though this may have been thrown off by the snow.

Soon enough you breach the woods and enter the farm fields.  Trails here are just a loop around the field perimeter passing the parking area, the barn, and taking “the lane” down to a few large oaks.  The oaks are probably a lovely area to sit in better weather.

History:

What I find most interesting about this property is Encampment Hill where Rochambeau had his 5th camp in 1781.  Four separate regiments stayed on the property in waves from June 21-25th as the troops made their way down to meet George Washington to help defeat the British.

The campsite is now on the National Register of Historic Places.  An archaeological study in 2001 found regimental buttons, .66 caliber musket balls, period coins, and a lead bar.


Links:

Peter Marteka – A hike through farm fields with stunning views to a peaceful preserve along the Hop River in Bolton (2019)

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Last updated February 19, 2019

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Trail Map


Heritage Farm has about two miles of trails.  I entered from the Hop River Trail after combining this hike with the adjacent Edith Toomey Clark Property.

Coming from the Hop River Trail a signpost points you uphill to the Rose Trail.  Snow was thick on the ground in February and I was following the tire tracks of some ambitious fat tire biker.  The long gradual uphill seems to be wide an easy to follow though this may have been thrown off by the snow.

Soon enough you breach the woods and enter the farm fields.  Trails here are just a loop around the field perimeter passing the parking area, the barn, and taking “the lane” down to a few large oaks.  The oaks are probably a lovely area to sit in better weather.

History:

What I find most interesting about this property is Encampment Hill where Rochambeau had his 5th camp in 1781.  Four separate regiments stayed on the property in waves from June 21-25th as the troops made their way down to meet George Washington to help defeat the British.

The campsite is now on the National Register of Historic Places.  An archaeological study in 2001 found regimental buttons, .66 caliber musket balls, period coins, and a lead bar.


Links:

Peter Marteka – A hike through farm fields with stunning views to a peaceful preserve along the Hop River in Bolton (2019)

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Parking: At the farm 266 Bolton Center Rd, Bolton, CT or from the Hop River Trail 29 Steeles Crossing Rd, Bolton, CT

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Heritage Farm has about two miles of trails.  I entered from the Hop River Trail after combining this hike with the adjacent Edith Toomey Clark Property.

Coming from the Hop River Trail a signpost points you uphill to the Rose Trail.  Snow was thick on the ground in February and I was following the tire tracks of some ambitious fat tire biker.  The long gradual uphill seems to be wide an easy to follow though this may have been thrown off by the snow.

Soon enough you breach the woods and enter the farm fields.  Trails here are just a loop around the field perimeter passing the parking area, the barn, and taking “the lane” down to a few large oaks.  The oaks are probably a lovely area to sit in better weather.

History:

What I find most interesting about this property is Encampment Hill where Rochambeau had his 5th camp in 1781.  Four separate regiments stayed on the property in waves from June 21-25th as the troops made their way down to meet George Washington to help defeat the British.

The campsite is now on the National Register of Historic Places.  An archaeological study in 2001 found regimental buttons, .66 caliber musket balls, period coins, and a lead bar.


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Peter Marteka – A hike through farm fields with stunning views to a peaceful preserve along the Hop River in Bolton (2019)

The information shown here is for general reference purposes only. exploreCT.org gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or reliability of this data. Parking in all areas, whether designated here or not, is at your own risk. exploreCT.org is not responsible for any damage or loss to vehicles or contents.
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Heritage Farm

Bolton Town Park

in Bolton, CT

Parking: At the farm 266 Bolton Center Rd, Bolton, CT or from the Hop River Trail 29 Steeles Crossing Rd, Bolton, CT

Trail Map


Heritage Farm has about two miles of trails.  I entered from the Hop River Trail after combining this hike with the adjacent Edith Toomey Clark Property.

Coming from the Hop River Trail a signpost points you uphill to the Rose Trail.  Snow was thick on the ground in February and I was following the tire tracks of some ambitious fat tire biker.  The long gradual uphill seems to be wide an easy to follow though this may have been thrown off by the snow.

Soon enough you breach the woods and enter the farm fields.  Trails here are just a loop around the field perimeter passing the parking area, the barn, and taking “the lane” down to a few large oaks.  The oaks are probably a lovely area to sit in better weather.

History:

What I find most interesting about this property is Encampment Hill where Rochambeau had his 5th camp in 1781.  Four separate regiments stayed on the property in waves from June 21-25th as the troops made their way down to meet George Washington to help defeat the British.

The campsite is now on the National Register of Historic Places.  An archaeological study in 2001 found regimental buttons, .66 caliber musket balls, period coins, and a lead bar.


Links:

Peter Marteka – A hike through farm fields with stunning views to a peaceful preserve along the Hop River in Bolton (2019)

The information shown here is for general reference purposes only. exploreCT.org gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or reliability of this data. Parking in all areas, whether designated here or not, is at your own risk. exploreCT.org is not responsible for any damage or loss to vehicles or contents.
Last updated February 19, 2019