Pomfret

Hike Pomfret, CT

(Part of Windham County)


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

Pomfret has 13 hiking locations for 43.2 miles of trails, there is one boating option, three mountain biking areas, and a disc golf course.


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Town Parks

  • Pomfret Forest –★★– 10 miles – (aka Frankfurter Project) Work is underway in this labor of love project for mountain biking
  • Pomfret Recreation Park –★★– 2 miles – Standard park fields and pavilion plus disc golf and mountain bike trails

Land Trust

  • New England Forestry Foundation
    • Kimball Memorial Forest –★★– 1 mile – Great short trail that connects to the Air Line Trail and Pomfret Forest
  • Wyndham Land Trust
    • Aicher Holzer Preserve ★★– 1 mile – Rough farm field trails pass an old pond and a hilly view
    • Duck Marsh Preserve ★– A nice overlook platform from a hill just off the Air Line Trail 
    • Gellert/Valentine Preserve ★★– 1.25 miles – Simple lollipop loop with a nice view and access to the Air Line Trail
    • Lyon Preserve ★★– 1 mile – Three rough loop options start next to an old barn
    • Three B’s Preserve ★★★– 8 miles – These three Bosworth, Butner, and Butts combine with the Bafflin Sanctuary for a network of trails
    • Wright Preserve ★★– 0.45 miles – Just across the road and through a field from the Bafflin Sanctuary is a very short loop hike 

State Parks / Forest

Blue Blaze

  • None

The Rest

Boating/Fishing |expand|

Town History |expand|

48. Pomfret, settled in 1686; named and incorporated May, 1713, from Pontefract in Yorkshire. Indian name, “Mashamoquet.”

Now go out and hike Pomfret, CT!

Kimball Memorial Forest

★★☆☆☆

41.845082, -71.993506

Kimball Memorial Forest New England Forestry Foundation 173 acres in Pomfret, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 175 Wolf Den Rd, Pomfret Center, CT Trail Map     …

Route 101 Boat Launch

★☆☆☆☆

460 Killingly Road, Pomfret Center, CT, USA

Route 101 Boat Launch Quinebaug River Boat Launch 1 acre in Pomfret, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near 437 Killingly Road, Pomfret, CT Trail Map     …

Duck Marsh Preserve

★☆☆☆☆

Holmes Rd, Pomfret Center, CT, USA

Duck Marsh Preserve Wyndham Land Trust 146 acres in Pomfret, CT Parking: Shoulder parking on Holmes Rd, Pomfret Center, CT Trail Map          Trails:…

Gellert/Valentine Preserve

★★☆☆☆

3 Ayers Rd, Pomfret Center, CT, USA

Gellert/Valentine Preserve Wyndham Land Trust 168 acres in Pomfret, CT Parking: Small lot near 3 Ayers Rd, Pomfret Center, CT Trail Map          Trails:…

Pomfret Recreation Park

★★☆☆☆

576 Hampton Rd, Pomfret Center, CT, USA

Pomfret Recreation Park Pomfret Town Park 107 acres in Pomfret, CT Parking: Large lots up the driveway at 576 Hampton Rd, Pomfret Center, CT Trail Map   …

Dennis Farm Preserve

★★☆☆☆

21 Dennis Rd, Pomfret Center, CT, USA

Dennis Farm Preserve The Nature Conservancy 380 acres in Pomfret, CT Parking: Small pull of near 21 Dennis Rd, Pomfret Center, CT Trail Map      Trails:…

Aicher Preserve

★★☆☆☆

151 Freedley Rd, Pomfret Center, CT 06259, USA

Aicher Holzer Preserve Wyndham Land Trust 189.8 acres in Pomfret, CT Parking: Small lot inside the stonewall near 151 Freedley Rd, Pomfret Center, CT Trail Map   …

Wright Preserve

★☆☆☆☆

41.862626, -71.960772

Wright Preserve Wyndham Land Trust 42.7 acres in Pomfret, CT Parking: Across the road at the Bafflin Sanctuary parking at 85 Pomfret St, Pomfret Center, CT Aerial Map … Read more…

Lyon Preserve

★★☆☆☆

41.850106, -71.932701

Lyon Preserve Wyndham Land Trust 46.4 acres in Pomfret, CT Parking: Small pull off at 28 Wrights Crossing Rd, Pomfret Center, CT Trail Map      Trails: 1…

Bafflin Sanctuary

★★☆☆☆

218 Day Road, Pomfret Center, CT, United States

Bafflin Sanctuary Audubon Society 692 acres in Pomfret, CT Parking: Small lot at 85 Pomfret St Pomfret, CT or near 218 Day Rd Pomfret, CT Trail Map   …