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Bolton, Connecticut

A Trail for All Seasons: Hop River Trail

Enjoy a fat-tire ride or cross-country ski in winter, bike or hikein warmer weather. As recommended by Barbara Amodio.

Miles

12-mile round-trip

Start

Bolton Notch, CT

The Route

Start: Hop River Trail, Bolton Notch, Bolton, CT

Route: Follow the trail 6 miles east to the scenic covered bridge in Andover and return for a 12-mile trip, or continue another 4 miles east to Willimantic for restaurants, lodging, and more.

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Local Knowledge

If you have a fat bike, cross country skis or ski skates,  this is the winter trail for you. It's a beautiful wooded trail on an old rail bed, making its way through incredible stone cuts dripping with icicles, over a covered bridge, and alongside a bubbly brook. The trail is never plowed so it’s over the river and through the woods for you!

In warmer seasons, biking, hiking and walking opportunities abound.  For a longer trip, continue onto the Airline Trail in Willimantic.

Barbara Amodio is an East Coast Greenway ambassador, co-chair of Bike Walk Bolton, and avid bicycle tourist

 

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