Quinebaug Valley State Trout Hatchery/Trolley Trail

Quinebaug Valley State Trout Hatchery/Trolley Trail is an easy 0.7 mile walk starts at the hatchery, follow the Trolley Trail along abandoned trolley track to Plainfield’s Wauregan National Historic Register District, a 19th-century mill village and c. 1850 H-shaped stone cotton mill. No fee.

While you are at the Trout Hatchery, one of the largest state hatcheries that sits on this 2,000 acres, you can learn more about the operation. On site and behind the scenes, fingerlings come to life in the hatch house, different tanks carry trout through their stages of life, supplying 700,000 brookies, browns & rainbows annually to CT’s rivers and streams. View the operation through the glass walls, and take the self-guided tour in the visitor’s center – it is loaded with facts and information. This is truly a unique farm in The Last Green Valley, with a hard working team. Be sure to give them a thumbs-up” when you visit this treasure in our National Heritage Corridor. The special Children’s fishing pond is stocked often. Ponds & trails spread out to ensure easy walking & views of birds, turtles & more. Daily 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. No fee.”


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141 Trout Hatchery Rd.
Central Village, CT 06332