Explore Andover, CT

If you’re looking for the best hiking trails in Andover this is the complete guide to all the forests, mountain bike trails, and pine covered paths it has to offer.



Hiking |expand|

State Parks and Forests

  • Nathan Hale State Forest —★★★— 12 miles — A large southern portion of the forest lies in Andover with a network of forest paths, old farm roads, and horse trails
  • Bishop Swamp WMA —★★— 6 miles — Rarely traveled, this secluded wildlife management area has a few surprises
  • Hop River Trail State Park —★★★— 20 miles — Andover has a nearly 5 mile section of the trail including the covered bridge over Rt. 316 and heads for many miles in either direction

Town Parks

  • Doris Chamberlin Nature Preserve —★★— 2.5 miles — Easy trails and a small picnic area with an option to extend your hike on the Hop River Trail
  • Possible future trails (accepted by town vote in January 2021)
    • Northern CT Land Trust parcel – 8.54 acres
    • Talbot parcel 8.84

Mountain Biking |expand|

Boating |expand|

  • Bishop Swamp — A small area where boating is possible along Jurovaty Road
  • Andover Lake is privately owned and not open to the public

Now get out and explore Andover, CT!

Nathan Hale State Forest


41.764554, -72.347094

Nathan Hale State Forest Connecticut State Forest 1,529 acres in Coventry, CT Parking: Large lot at 2299 South St, Coventry, CT No Official Trail Map.   Trails: 12 miles …

Bishop Swamp


41.722671, -72.396840

Bishop Swamp Connecticut Wildlife Management Area 719 acres in Andover, CT Parking: Small lot near 236 State Hwy 603, Andover, CT for hiking and small pull off near 42 Jurovaty… Read more…