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Fisherman’s Walk Trail / Fabyan Boat Launch

Thompson Town Park

8 acres in Thompson, CT

Parking: Small lot near 622 Fabyan Rd, North Grosvenor Dale, CT

Trail Map       Trails: 1.1 miles       Rating: Unexplored


This is a partial/incomplete page as I have not yet explored this property.

Hiking

There appears to be a 1 mile trail along the river between the boat launch and Quinebaug Road.  Since the area is a portage site there may be rough fisherman’s paths along the other side as well.

Boating

The Fabyan Boat Launch is a portage spot on the Quinebaug River around the Fabyan Dam traveling 400′ and crossing Fabyan Woodstock Rd.  Below the dam it is 5.8 miles of river to the West Thompson Lake.

History:

The Fabyan Dam was built in 1804 to power a carding and felting machine at the mill on site. Between 1821 and 1870, steel axes, tools, and woolen goods were produced here. The Fabyan Mill was severely damaged by the 1938 hurricane and never recovered. In March 1939, a fire destroyed the mill completely.


Links:

Quinebaug River Paddlers Guide

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