Thompson

Hike Thompson, CT

(Part of Windham County)

If you’re looking for the best hiking trails in Thompson this is the complete guide to all the overlooks, waterways, and history it has to offer.

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Thompson was historically the territory of the Nipmuck tribe, the called the area “Quinnatisset” or ‘little long river’. In colonial times was the location of the Manexit ‘praying indians’ village along the Old Connecticut Path near present day village of Fabyan.

The first settler in the area was Richard Evans of Rehoboth, MA who purchased 200 acres near Quinnatisset Hill.  The town was officially incorporated in 1785 was named for the largest landowner in the area, Sir Robert Thompson of Middlesex, England.

This section will be expanded in the next month or so

Now go out and hike Thompson, CT!

Long Pond Preserve

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42.020717, -71.819841

Long Pond Preserve Wyndham Land Trust 143 acres in Thompson, CT Parking: Small pull-off near 29 Ragina Ave, Webster, MA Trail Map       Trails: 1.2 miles …

Quaddick State Forest

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519-461 Quaddick Town Farm Rd, Thompson, CT 06277, USA

Quaddick State Forest Connecticut State Forest 1,109 acres in Thompson, CT Parking: Shoulder parking along 519-461 Quaddick Town Farm Rd, Thompson, CT Shoulder parking near 26 Wakefield…

Bull Hill

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198-162 Bull Hill Rd, Woodstock, CT 06281, USA

Bull Hill Project Wyndham Land Trust Property 994 acres in Woodstock and Thompson, CT Parking: Small lot uphill from 174 Bull Hill Rd Woodstock, CT Trail Map   …

Robbins Preserve

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41.995173, -71.810221

Robbins/O’Leary/Blain Preserve Wyndham Land Trust 158 acres in Thompson, CT Parking: Small pull-off near 2 Fred Davis Rd, Thompson, CT Trail Map          Trails: 2.2…

North Grosvenordale River Walk

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41.978411, -71.900438

North Grosvenordale River Walk Thompson Town Park in Thompson, CT Parking: Small lots near the start of Main St North Grosvenor Dale, CT Trail Map      …

West Thompson Lake

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41.952254, -71.904027

West Thompson Lake and Dam U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 1,763.5 acres in Thompson, CT Parking: West side (hiking) of the dam small lot Parking Link East… Read more…

Fisherman’s Walk Trail

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42.010085, -71.941494

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…

Tamler Preserve

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41.936686, -71.809201

Tamler Preserve Wyndham Land Trust 220 acres in Putnam and Thompson, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 128 Elmwood Hill Rd Thompson, CT Trail Map       Trails: 0.65 miles …

LeClair Preserve

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41.951405, -71.808470

LeClair Preserve [Trail Closed] Wyndham Land Trust 74.5 acres in Thompson, CT Parking: Formerly accessed from the end of LeClair Road Trail Map       Trails: Trail…