Thompson, Connecticut

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  • Douglas, Massachusetts

    Hike the Coffeehouse Loop, Douglas State Forest

    3.0
    2.2 mi / 500 ft gain
    Douglas State Forest is located off of Rte 16 in south central Massachusetts. To access trails and the lake, head to the parking area on Wallum Lake Park Road. From the parking lot, you can access the Coffeehouse Loop Trail, as well as a few other shorter trails by the lake. The Coffeehouse Loop ...
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  • Sutton, Massachusetts

    Hike the Purgatory Chasm Trail

    4.7
    1 mi / 115 ft gain
    For this 1-mile hike, you can park at the Purgatory Chasm Visitor Center. From there hit the trail and explore the unusual gap between the tall granite walls, which might be adorned with climbers. Great for all ages and dogs are welcome too. The trail is open March-November.
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  • North Smithfield, Rhode Island

    Hike the Fort Wildlife Refuge

    1 mi
    The parking area is about 50 yards down the dirt driveway on your right. Take care in the spring, as the parking lot can become a mud pit!  This wildlife refuge is a series of loops which lead to three different ponds. These directions are for the 'Pond One' loop. When you start on the trail, sta...
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  • Blackstone, Massachusetts

    Hike the Blackstone Gorge Trail

    5.0
    0.7 mi / 72 ft gain
    Park at the lot at the corner of Staples Lane and County Street. From here you can access the Blackstone Gorge Trail. Dogs are allowed on leash, and you can enjoy various paths along the river or through the forest. At multiple points you can find yourself looking down at the Blackstone River fro...
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  • Plainfield, Connecticut

    Hike Sugar Brook Loop Trail

    4.0
    3.3 mi / 200 ft gain
    Sugar Brook Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Plainfield, Connecticut.
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  • Chaplin, Connecticut

    Hike to Diana's Pool

    4.0
    1.3 mi / 45 ft gain
    The drive to Diana's Pool is worth it in an of itself, taking you through the backroads of Eastern Connecticut. To begin the hike just simply enter the woodland path and follow the trail. In order to go under the bridge just simply take the first left in the path and there will be a stream that f...
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  • Mansfield, Connecticut

    Hike Nipmuck Trail

    5.0
    8.3 mi / 748 ft gain
    Nipmuck Trail is a 8.3 mile out and back hike that takes you past wildlife located near Mansfield Center, Connecticut.
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  • Providence, Rhode Island

    Neutaconkanut Loop

    5.0
    1.49 mi / 171 ft gain
    To enter the park, you first have to go through a field and past a baseball park. Next, you will see a high slope, you can either enter the trails through here or the stairs at the side. Some of the trails are overgrown and may have ticks or poison ivy so be careful. This place is good for kids a...
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  • Voluntown, Connecticut

    Hike Pachaug State Forest Trails

    5.0
    3.6 mi / 200 ft gain
    Lawden Brook Trail Loop is a 3.6 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Voluntown, Connecticut.
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  • West Greenwich, Rhode Island

    Stepstone Falls via Ben Utter Trail

    5.0
    2.64 mi / 125 ft gain
    Stepstone Falls via Ben Utter Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near West Greenwich, Rhode Island.
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  • Franklin, Connecticut

    Hike Baileys Ravine at Ayer's Gap Preserve

    1.6 mi / 314 ft gain
    It's steep and rocky in the beginning but it levels out after a while! When standing in the parking lot, the trailhead is hidden! Look to the right. The trail ends on Ayer's Road so you have to walk back a little ways on the road.
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  • Ashland, Massachusetts

    Hike the Ashland Reservoir Trail

    5.0
    3.2 mi / 68 ft gain
    Park in the lot on State Park Road (see map) to access the trail. It's a popular trail that is dog-friendly. Pay attention to the trail as at parts it is not well marked. 
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  • Hampden, Massachusetts

    Goat Rock Trail

    2.67 mi / 659 ft gain
    Goat Rock Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Hampden, Massachusetts.
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  • Hopkinton, Rhode Island

    Hike to Long Pond & Ell Pond

    5.0
    5.7 mi
    Long & Ell Pond is a favorite hike at any time of the year, but it is not for the faint of heart (or small children)! The path immediately becomes more of a rock-scrambling adventure than a hike, but the views are so worth it.  This GPS address will lead you down a dirt road but you should ea...
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  • Norwich, Connecticut

    Explore Yantic Falls Historic District

    0.3 mi / 26 ft gain
    The Yantic Falls Historic District encompasses a historic mill and associated worker housing on Yantic Street in Norwich, Connecticut. The 10 acre area includes a complex of mill buildings arrayed along the Yantic River, and a group of three brick mill worker houses. Today, Yantic Falls is part d...
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  • Clinton, Massachusetts

    Watch a Sunset at Wachusett Reservoir

    4.5
    Wachusett Reservoir is located in central Massachusetts, northeast of Worcester. Easy location and parking, you can go anytime of the day and you won't be disappointed. The Reservoir is the second largest body of water in the State of Massachusetts, taking place in 5 cities around the area, West ...
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Camping and Lodging in Thompson

West Thompson Lake Campground
Thompson, Connecticut

West Thompson Lake Campground

Buffumville Lake (Group Shelters)
Charlton, Massachusetts

Buffumville Lake (Group Shelters)

Westville Recreation Area
Sturbridge, Massachusetts

Westville Recreation Area

West Hill Park
Northbridge, Massachusetts

West Hill Park

Mystic KOA Holiday
North Stonington, Connecticut

Mystic KOA Holiday

Getaway Machimoodus
Moodus, Connecticut

Getaway Machimoodus

From $190 / night

Guides, Insights and Stories from Thompson

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