Hike Brooklyn, CT

(Part of Windham County)

If you’re looking for the best hiking trails in Brooklyn this is the complete guide to all the forgotten town trails, magnetic rocks, and history it has to offer.

Brooklyn has seven hiking spots for 10 miles of trail, a boat launch and fishing on the Quinebaug River, and a disc golf course.


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Town Parks

Land Trust

  • Eversource Land Trust
    • Quinebaug Trail – (Not to be confused with the blue blaze Quinebaug Trail or nearby Killingly’s Quinebaug River Trail) I can’t quite bring myself to hike this 0.9 mile utility corridor and field edge walk
  • Wolf Den Land Trust
    • Ferguson/Williams Conservancy –★★– 2 miles – A bit overgrown on my last visit but trails pass magnetic rocks and the ‘Fried Egg Trail’
    • White Brook Sanctuary –★ There is a trail map for the property, but supposedly starts and ends down two private driveways, I stopped and there is a nice roadside spot with a bench and water view but wasn’t willing to poke past the houses for a trail
  • Wyndham Land Trust

State Parks / Forest

  • None

Blue Blaze

  • None

The Rest

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Originally the area was once part of the lands claimed by the Mohegan chief, Uncas it was peopled by the Wabbaquassets. The land was deeded to Capt. James Fitch in 1680 and was sold to the first local settlers in 1703.

An area of the town was formerly known as Mortlake. It had been purchased in 1686 by Puritans who lived a separate life from surrounding towns until it was finally included in the community in 1752.

Brooklyn was named in 1752 as the ‘brook line’ (the Quinebaug River) with neighboring towns.  It was  incorporated from Canterbury and Pomfret in May 1786 making it the 87th oldest town in the state.


Now go out and hike Brooklyn, CT!

Brooklyn Riverside Park


Brooklyn Riverside Little League Field, SW Brooklyn Ln, Brooklyn, CT, USA

Brooklyn Riverside Park & Maury Bowen Complex Brooklyn Town Park 36 acres in Brooklyn, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near SW Brooklyn Ln, Brooklyn, CT Trail Map … Read more…

Davis Forest


Davis Forest Brooklyn Town Park 143 acres in Brooklyn, CT Parking: Medium sized lot at the end of Salmon Dr, Brooklyn, CT Trail Map       …

Milo Appley Conservation Showcase


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Milo Appley Conservation Showcase Brooklyn Town Park in Brooklyn, CT Parking: Small lot behind the UCONN Extension Center 139 Wolf Den Rd, Brooklyn, CT Trail Map   …

Ferguson Conservancy


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C. Vaughan Ferguson Jr. Conservancy and Lester B. Williams Memorial Forest Wolf Den Land Trust 152.6 acres in Brooklyn, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 319-231 CT-169 Brooklyn,… Read more…

Prince Hill Park


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Prince Hill Park Creamery Brook Trail / Carol Randall Memorial Nature Trail / Donald Francis Recreation Park Trail Brooklyn Town Park 103 acres in Brooklyn, CT Parking:…

Blackwell Brook


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Blackwell Brook Trail Brooklyn Town Park 86 acres in Brooklyn, CT Parking: Pull off for two cars 500 ft from 78 Beecher Rd Brooklyn, CT Trail Map    …