Those looking to hike Willington will find five hikeable properties for a total of about 17 miles. There are pine groves, sections of the Fenton River, and rolling trails to explore. There is also the Cole Wilde fishing area along I-84.
Nipmuck State Forest — ★★ — 7 miles — A loop on the Murray and Bradley trails in this southern parcel of the Nipmuck State Forest, the loop is a snowmobile route in the winter
Fenton Ruby Park — ★★ — 4 miles — Fenton Ruby Park has 4.2 miles of trails with pond views, varied topography, and a connection to the nearby Langhammer Trail in Ashford
Talmadge Tract/Royal Knowlton — ★★ — 5 miles — A combination of the Nipmuck trail, Talmadge spur, and Royal Knowlton, this area has almost 5 miles of trails with a great pine grove near the Fenton River
Chenes Roches Preserve — ★★ — 1 mile — The Chenes Roches Preserve or “Oaks Rocks” has 1.1 miles of trails and as the name states, large oaks and glacial erratics
Blue Blaze Trails
Nipmuck Trail — Willington hosts a roughly 2.5 mile section of the Nipmuck trail along the Fenton River through the Moss Tract