Hampton

Hike Hampton, CT

(Part of Windham County)

If you’re looking for the best hiking trails in Hampton this is the complete guide to all the long trails, secluded forest, and history it has to offer.

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Hiking |expand|

Town Parks

Land Trust

  • Joshua’s Trust
    • Hemphill Woods★★– 1.25 miles – Simple loop hike through several stone walls
    • H.E. Preston Nature Sanctuary ★★– 1 mile – Through an active agricultural field, down a hill to the Little River and back again
    • Warren Stone Preserve –★– No trails – Accessed by hiking down abandoned Fisk St there is a old farm road along the marsh
  • Wolf Den Land Trust
    • Blue Flag Meadow ★★– 1.2 miles – Simple rough loop around the pond with access to the Air Line Trail
    • Otsby Memorial Forest –★★– 1.3 miles – Easy loop with a beaver pond view, old wells, and a stone foundation

State Parks / Forest

Blue Blaze

The Rest

Boating/Fishing |expand|

  • Hampton Reservoir – 88 acre pond for boating or fishing
  • Pine Acres Lake – 190 acre lake though the northern half is marshy and usually too low for access

Town History |expand|

The area was originally the territory of the Nipmucks (a local Native American tribe).

It was first settled by colonists in 1712, largely from people of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It had various names over the next 70 years as Canada Parish, Kennedy, and Windham Village.

Hampton is the 94th town incorporated in Connecticut on October 1786 from land in Brooklyn, Canterbury, Mansfield, Pomfret and Windham.  The town is named for Hampton in Middlesex, England.

Hampton Hill Village was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.  The Hemlock Glen Industrial Archeological District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.

Now go out and explore Hampton, CT!

Hampton Reservoir

★★☆☆☆

400 Kenyon Rd, Hampton, CT, USA

Hampton Reservoir Connecticut State Boat Launch 151 acres in Hampton, CT Parking: Small lot near 400 Kenyon Rd, Hampton, CT Trail Map       Trails: 0.5 miles …

Cohantic Ledges

★★☆☆☆

672 Pudding Hill Road, Hampton, CT, USA

Cohantic Ledges Hampton Town Park 1.5 acres in Hampton, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 672 Pudding Hill Road, Hampton, CT Trail Map           Trails:…

Otsby Memorial Forest

★★☆☆☆

100 East Old Route 6, Hampton, CT, USA

Otsby Memorial Forest Wolf Den Land Trust Property 83.5 acres in Hampton, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 100 East Old Route 6, Hampton, CT Trail Map    …

Preston Nature Sanctuary

★★☆☆☆

41.813820, -72.045126

H.E. Preston Nature Sanctuary Joshua’s Trust 107.34 acres in Hampton, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 843 CT-97, Hampton, CT Trail Map         Trails: Less than…

Hemphill Woods

★★☆☆☆

41.745795, -72.038286

George and Margaret Hemphill Woods Joshua’s Trust 44.75 acres in Hampton, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 40 Old Canterbury Rd, Hampton, CT Trail Map       …

Blue Flag Meadow

★★☆☆☆

41.828572, -72.048967

Blue Flag Meadow Wolf Den Land Trust 92.7 acres in Hampton, CT Parking: Small pull off near 408 Kenyon Rd, Hampton, CT Trail Map        Trails:…

Trail Wood Sanctuary

★★★☆☆

41.810728, -72.065097

Edwin Teale Trail Wood Sanctuary CT Audubon Property 168 acres in Hampton, CT Parking: Medium sized lot at 93 Kenyon Road Hampton, CT Trail Map Trail Wood Sanctuary… Read more…

Goodwin State Forest

★★★★☆

41.785700, -72.083707

James L. Goodwin State Forest Connecticut State Forest 2,003 acres in Hampton and Chaplin, CT Parking: Lot at 23 Potter Rd, Hampton, CT Trail Map       …