Tract Conservation & Historic Trust
P.O. Box 4, (Mansfield Center) Over 1500 acres of Forests and Meadows
with walking trails in the Windham Region. Hours: Thursdays 1:30 PM Ð
3:00 PM. (860)429-9023. K9.
Merrow Rd. (off Rte. 32). Self-guided nature trail with educational stations.
Handicap accessible for 1/3 mile. Maintained by Town of Mansfield.
Clover Mill Rd. (off Rte. 195). A network of 18 walking or ski trails,
including a portion of the blue-blazed Nipmuck trail through the 473 acres
surrounding Bicentennial Pond. Maintained by Mansfield Recreation Dept.
Birch Rd. (off Rte. 44). Walk along moss-speckled, leaf-covered, rocky
trail in 60-acre parcel with the Nelson and Cedar Swamp brooks falls.
Maintained by Mansfield Recreation Dept.
Valley State Park Trail
River St. (off Rte. 14, Moosup). The rail beds create a scenic
8-mile trail from the Moosup River to the Rhode Island border.
Trail and Two Rivers Trail
Cady Ln. (off Rte. 14, Central Village). Two trails, approximately
1 mile each, in the Quinebaug Valley Trout Hatchery area offering great
Audubon - Bafflin Sanctuary
220 Day Rd. (off Rte. 169). Five miles of designated trails on
650+ acre property. Guided birdwalks, weekend workshops on gardening and
wildlife. For schedule call (860)928-4041.
Dennis Rd. (off Rte. 97). Hike or ski-tour this pleasant 2-mile
trail. Maintained by Nature Conservancy.
Mashamoquet Brook State Park (off Rte. 44). Trails lead to the famous
wolf den where Revolutionary War General Israel Putnam is said to have
slain the last wolf in Connecticut.
Also see, Walking
Trails in Pomfret, Connecticut
Kennedy Dr. (off Rte. 171). Paved 2-mile trail along the Quinebaug
River with interpretive exhibits.
Spring Wildlife Refuge
Rte. 97. Walk, hike or ski-tour through 3 miles of forest, fields
and along the Little River. Maintained by Nature Conservancy.
Riverside Dr./Rte. 12. A well lit, half-mile loop
along the French River.
Rte. 190. Leisurely walk amidst bowers of flowering laurel in June
Line State Park Trail
Rte. 6 (behind bowling alley). Twenty-six mile scenic trail on
the old rail line from Windham to Putnam. Various access points: James
L. Goodwin Forest, Hampton or CT Audubon1s Bafflin Sanctuary, Pomfret,
or behind Willi Bowl in N. Windham.
Line State Park Trail
Rte. 6 (behind bowling alley) Twenty-six mile scenic trail on the old
rail line from Windham to Putnam. Various access points: James L. Goodwin
Forest, Hampton or CT Audubon's Bafflin Sanctuary, Pomfret, or behind
Willi Bowl in N. Windham. M10
Park & Wildlife Preserve
Burma Rd. (off Moose Meadow Rd.). One-mile marked hiking trail
Rte. 169 (behind Historical Society building). A short walk through
interesting collection of trees and grove of old cypress.
Guided Walks &
Hikes; call for schedule:
Hampton - Goodwin Conservation Center (860)455-9534
Mansfield - Mansfield Parks Advisory (860)429-3321
Mansfield (Storrs) - UConn - campus tours (860)486-4866
Pomfret - Bafflin Sanctuary/CT Audubon (860)928-4041
Hampton - Trail Wood/CT Audubon (860)455-0759
"Joshua's Tract Walk Book" published by Joshua's Tract
Conservation and Historic Trust (860)429-9023
"Walk Guide" and "Wild Guide" published
by Quinebaug-Shetucket Heritage Corridor (860)963-7226
"Day Packs" activity packets available at local libraries