Explore Union, CT

(Part of Tolland County)

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



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Town Parks

  • None

Land Trust

  • New Roxbury Land Trust
    • Manchester Field and Woods — No marked trails

State Parks / Forest

  • Bigelow Hollow State Park –★★★★–  35 miles — Miles of trails connecting to the state forest, boating on Mashapaug Pond, camping on Breakneck Pond, and the Cat Rocks
  • Nipmuck State Forest
    • Mountain Laurel Sanctuary — ★★ – Beautiful drive when the laurel is in bloom, but not much for trails unfortunately
    • Bear Den –★★- 10 miles – Not much for hiking more geared towards mountain biking

Blue Blaze

The Rest

  • Yale Forest Camp –★★– 2+ miles — Easy trails, mill ruins, and the camp on private property so please be respectful

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Town History |expand|

57. Union, settled 1727, as “Union Lands”; named 1732; incorporated Oct., 1734 (union of East Stafford and State Lands).

Now go out and hike Union, CT!

Bear Den


198 Skopek Rd, Union, CT, USA

Bear Den / Paine Hill – Nipmuck State Forest Connecticut State Forest Roughly 2600 acres in Union, CT Parking: North End: Shoulder parking near 198 Skopek Rd,…

Yale Forest Camp


41.969302, -72.112422

Yale Forest Camp Yale Forest in Union, CT and Eastford, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 98 Bigelow Hollow Rd Union, CT Trail Map        Trails:…

Morey Pond Boat Launch


41.970439, -72.194359

Morey Pond Boat Launch Connecticut State Water Access 44 acres in Union, CT Parking: Down the road near 723 Buckley Hwy Union, CT Trail Map     …

Mountain Laurel Sanctuary


41.955897, -72.209270

Mountain Laurel Sanctuary Connecticut State Forest 337 acres in Union, CT Parking: Shoulder parking on Snow Hill Rd, Union, CT Trail Map       Trails: Less than…

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…

Bigelow Hollow State Park


41.994655, -72.130835

Bigelow Hollow State Park Connecticut State Park / Nipmuck State Forest 516 acres in Union, CT Parking: Several large lots along the park’s road off CT-171. Trail… Read more…