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Nipmuck Trail is a 8.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mansfield Center, Connecticut that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is best used from April until October.

Length8.6 miElevation gain761 ftRoute typeOut & back
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingRunningForestViewsWildlife
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Dan Brehant
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Kathy Arzt
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Great walk in mid November!

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Angela Barrette
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Roger Barthelet
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HikingGreat!

It was a beautiful day to do this well maintained trail along the Fenton River. Although it is advertised as an 8.6 mile hike, be ready for a 10 miler. The trail along the river provided so many scenic pictures on this beautiful fall day. There is one scenic overlook that is also a big plus on this easy to moderate hike. Beware of the trail that runs close to the river. Some of this trail has been undermined by formerly high water and threatens to give way if you walk close to that side of the trail. Once you get to the farthest point of this trail, go a little farther by taking a left on the Gristmill Road/Stonemill Road. Just a short distance up this road is a great place for a trail lunch. A picnic table sits behind the Grist Mill that provides a scenic view of the river and the bridge going over it.

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Roger Barthelet
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Paul Barthelet
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Dan Brehant
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Dan Brehant
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Mark Dauphinais
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Perfect day for a hike

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Michelle Grald
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Fun mostly single track more to explore

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Christina Davis
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I went from the parking lot in front if the ballfields on Route 89 and hiked almost to Chaffeeville Road. Nice variety in the hike. Some open spaces, pine trees and lots of river views. There are a lot of unmarked trails, so be careful. A few times I wandered off the blue blazed trail in to side trails. Next time I'm going to bring my kids in bathing suits so they can splash in the river.

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Amy Douglas
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There were a few trees down, but you can climb over or around them. Look for them as waypoints on my map. Overall a nice hike

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Jack Douglas
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Some downed trees from the recent storm, but overall a nice trail.

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Squeakie Kat
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A nice walk mostly along the water. The hill in the middle was quite a rocky climb up, but the serenity by the water at the furthest point out made it more than worth it. A lot of nice bridges and other sites to see.

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Alyssa Friedrich
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We saw a northern black racer snake on one of the trials but other than that this is my favorite time of the year to hike this one

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Albert Yee
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I started at the southern end of Mansfield Hollow and I only did a mile or so of this trail, but it was quite nice. There are sections where it's pretty rooted and some where it's single track. If you're running this, as I was, it would be advised to wear a trail running shoe with some decent lugs to help you stay upright while navigating the roots that go perpendicular and parallel along the route. There were a few rocky spots too so downhills there are nicer with a rock plate. If you're on a walk/hike, something with lugs is still advised as you might be slipping around a bunch on the roots and rocks, especially on the sharp up/down hill sections. Definitely got lost a couple of times where the trail split and I picked the wrong fork, but doubled back easily after referring to the app. I did waste some time being lost so I look forward to trying out the full 8.3mi of this trail the next time out.

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Rachael Lewis
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Alyssa Friedrich
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Such a great trail to take my dogs on!! They absolutely loved the water and running all along the trails with me

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Tony Stank
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we would recommend the trail due to its complex nature and trail conditions. I took my 9 yr old Chesapeake Bay Retriever and made him sleep in the truck on the way home, first time ever Graham and I were sore after walking 10.6 miles from 54 north windham rd to 64 Jacob's road...amazing trail, nice people and beautiful streams

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Nicole Tarquinio
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Awesome day with my cousin Natalie and my friend Billy! Beautiful sunny weather . Garbage free . Lots to explore in a small quaint area.

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Rob And Jamie S
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Very nice walk cool bridges. Not many people

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Jon Magnuson
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Interesting and engaging trail, sometimes easy, sometimes challenging especially when approaching the rock overlook. A lot of blowdown on or near the trail. But, all together a nice outing.

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alan nordell
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We began at the southern terminus of the Nipmuck trail and continued on to Rt. 44. Nice trail, relatively flat, nothing to strenuous. Some swampy spots and lots of invasive multi floral rose along portions of the Fenton River. Nice scenic areas around the reservoir.

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Joel Watson
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nice easy trail. ended up turning it into a loop during the last half by following the roads. very lite traffic, probably saw 6 cars at the most.

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Keith Choinski
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We started on day two at a Bed and breakfast approx 1.5 mi off Nipmuck trail. The trail is relatively easy, it becomes slightly moderate along the Fenton river due to exposed roots. The trail then again becomes moderate by 50’ rock this in near the East and west southern fork. Overall a decent 4 hr hike

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Laura Panno
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Gorgeous trail that runs along the Fenton River

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Zac S.
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This was a great hike that I have been looking forward to for a while. Trails are marked and maintained very well. It gets a little messy near the river, but that's expected. The view is defiantly worth the climb up. Highly suggest hiking this in the fall and it's entirety. It couldn't have been a more perfect golden day. Would highly recommend for multiple hikes.

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