Hop River State Park Trail (multi-town overview)

As the railroad that once connected Hartford to Manchester, Vernon, Bolton, Andover and Willimantic became abandoned, weedy growth took over from lack of use. And as with so many rail lines, the war efforts demanded the steel of the rails and they were removed for scrap value. Fortunately for today’s trail users the rail beds…

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Hop River State Park Trail – (4) Hop River Rd. to Parker Bridge Rd.

This 1.4 mile section of the Hope River State Park Trail in Coventry and Andover is part of a former railroad line that winds 20.2 miles through the towns of Manchester, Vernon, Bolton, Coventry, Andover, and Columbia.  Like a pathway through time, this serpentine path passes among modern subdivisions and crosses roads, but mostly takes the…

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Hop River State Park Trail – (3) Kings Road to Hop River Road

This 2.5 mile section of the Hop River State Park Trail in Columbia and Coventry is part of a former railroad line that winds 20.2 miles through the towns of Manchester, Vernon, Bolton, Coventry, Andover, and Columbia.  Like a pathway through time, this serpentine path passes among modern subdivisions and crosses roads, but mostly takes the…

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Hop River Trail – (1) Columbia Ave. to Hop River Trailhead

This 0.5 mile section of trail is part of a former railroad line that winds 20.2 miles through the towns of Manchester, Vernon, Bolton, Coventry, Andover, and Columbia.  Like a pathway through time, this serpentine path passes among modern subdivisions and crosses roads, but mostly takes the trail user along a remote, quiet and long…

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Tackle the Trail

Tackle the Trail, a unique race in an amazing place! Always the 3rd Saturday in October, choose from Marathon, ½ Marathon and Relay team options. Runners enjoy the quiet solitude of nature with bursts of energetic and supportive fans throughout the course, which offers both technical and non-technical sections of trail through Windham, Pomfret and…

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Avalonia Land Conservancy, Inc.

Avalonia is dedicated to conservation through acquisition of open space in southeastern Connecticut since 1968. We believe that the conservation of natural resources for the benefit of people and wildlife is essential to ensure healthy and livable communities for generations to come. To visit our preserves, go to Avalonia.org.

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Quiet Corner Garden Club

(QCGC) members share a love of gardens and wildlife, enjoy learning, love to meet new people, and want to share our time, talents and love of nature with others who feel the same way.  Members come from the Quiet Corner towns of Northeast CT and, recently, from south central Massachusetts. The Quiet Corner Garden Club…

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