The iron trail bridge at the northern intersection of the Nipmuck Trail (East Branch) and the Fenton River Trail has been seriously damaged and is currently impassable. Please make alternative plans for hiking in this area.
The Nipmuck Trail south of Rt 44 on the UCONN Fenton Forest has been temporarily relocated. The trail normally travels through a wet meadow and beaver activity has caused this area, including the trail, to flood. A bridge has also been compromised. A relocation is flagged with blue flagging tape. Please follow this trail while a permanent relocation is being sorted out. Thanks for your patience.
The Nipmuck Trail on both sides of Marsh Rd in Willington, has been relocated to address a landowner concern. Additionally, a section of the old route on the west side of Marsh Rd (the Knowlton Preserve) has been changed to blue/white and will serve as a side trail to road shoulder parking.
The Nipmuck Trail, between North Windham Rd and Bassett's Bridge Rd in Mansfield Hollow State Park, will have occasional weekend trail closures for dog field trials with live ammunition. These dates include:
-May 6, May 7, May 20, May 21, June 10, June 11, June 25, July 9, July 22, August 13, August 27, September 10, September 17, October 1, October 14 & October 29.
For more information on the field trial season, please click here.