Nipmuck Trail – East Branch Terminus

CFPA Blue Blaze Nipmuck Trail

2.28 miles in Mansfield, CT

Parking: Large dirt lot at 28 North Windham Road, Mansfield, CT

Trail Map

This 2.28 mile section of the Nipmuck Trail starts off alongside a weathered lean-to (lean-to removed in 2019) crossing a large field before winding between active agricultural fields.

The trail ascends to a steep ridgeline that serves as flood control for Mansfield Hollow Lake.  It briefly follows an old road before cutting back towards the lake for a great overlook surrounded by pines.  The trail continues up and down over a number of steep hills before crossing a utility corridor.

With the expansion of the powerlines in 2016 the trail was slightly rerouted in two places between the utility corridor and the small parking lot along Bassett’s Bridge Rd.  To continue on the trail north take a left along the road to reach the continuation through the boat launch.

Next sections of the Nipmuck Trail:

Mountain Biking

A loop trail from the old paved road leads along the southern peninsulas of Mansfield Hollow Lake.  This narrow trail is overgrown in a couple spots, but provides rarely seen views away from the more popular destinations in the park.  The trail also passes an old campsite with a fireplace and a beautiful spot along the Natchaug River as it enters Mansfield Hollow Lake.  These trails amount to about 2 miles.



The information shown here is for general reference purposes only. 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. is not responsible for any damage or loss to vehicles or contents.
Last updated July 11, 2019

Visited 770 times, 1 Visits today

Related Listings

Nipmuck: Boston Hollow


41.935958, -72.161613

Nipmuck Trail : Boston Hollow Connecticut Blue Blaze Trail in Ashford, CT Parking: North end: Shoulder parking along Barlow Mill Rd Ashford, CT South end: Small pull-off… Read more…

Pharisee Rock


41.6504230, -71.8321760

Pharisee Rock Trail CFPA Blue Blaze Trail acres in Sterling, CT Parking: Shoulder parking on Cedar Swamp Rd, Moosup, CT Trail Map    Trails: 0.7 miles   …

Walker Mountain


41.975883, -72.140336

Yale Forest: Walker Mountain Connecticut Blue Blaze Trail in Ashford and Union, CT Parking: North end: Shoulder parking just east of the main entrance to Bigelow Hollow… Read more…