ElevationAscent: 91' 28 m
Descent: -85' -26 m
High: 352' 107 m
Low: 312' 95 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)
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“This is an easy trail encircling the lower half of West Thompson Lake.”— Carol H
Family Friendly Children will love being on the water's edge and looking for frogs along this trail.
By staying on the trail, you'll come to an area where a bridge used to connect both sides of the Shoreline Trail. Now that the bridge is gone, the area makes a pretty spot for stopping, taking a rest, and grabbing a bite to eat. I've been told that swans have been seen here, however, I have yet to see any. The stone footings still stand where the bridge used to be. From here, one can turn and go back the way they came to the car or continue on the Quinebaug River Trail or Ramsdell Woods Trail.
If you prefer to head north from the boat launch at the beginning, the trail takes on a similar character to the southern end, but instead connects with the Woodland Walk Trail, Lost Trail, and the campground.
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Land Manager: US Army Corps of Engineers - West Thompson Lake