The Tankerhoosen River Valley is one of Connecticut's Officially Designated Greenways selected by the DEEP's Connecticut Greenway Council in 2007. They note that, "The Tankerhoosen River is one of the most important watercourses within the Connecticut and... Read More
The Tankerhoosen River Valley is one of Connecticut's Officially Designated Greenways selected by the DEEP's Connecticut Greenway Council in 2007. They note that, "The Tankerhoosen River is one of the most important watercourses within the Connecticut and Hockanum River Watersheds."
For a relatively small area there is a lot to do, visit and explore. The area lends itself to hiking and biking with many trails and protected land. Large sections are owned and preserved by the CT Department of Environmental Protection, while other tracts are part of the Northern Connecticut Land Trust. Exploring the area will bring you to natural features, historical sites and garden delights. People are surprised at the richness of the area and many longtime residents are unaware of all it offers.
A listing of events in or about the Tankerhoosen Valley - talks, hikes or other activities. It's quiet during the winter but will pick up with the warmer weather. Many of these events will also be posted on our Facebook Page.
There are many marked trails in the area including the Rails-To-Trails system, the Blue Blaze Trail plus the network of trails at Valley Falls and the Belding Wildline Preserve. Most are for hiking, but the Rails-To-Trails route from Talcottville to Bolton Notch is also good for biking.
There is much to investigate in the Tankerhoosen Valley, many special places. Also as you travel the roadways with new eyes, you'll see things you didn't know were there. Included in this section are the gardens of the Tankerhoosen.
Scenic roads as well as the Rails-To-Trails system provides wonderful terrain for biking. Cycling is a great way to really explore all the scenic and interesting opportunities.
Formal swimming in the area is limited to Valley Falls Park, but wading in the streams is a great way to cool off in the summer months.
The Tankerhoosen Valley is popular for fishing with a Class A trout stream in the first mile or so, Valley Falls Pond Trout Park for fly fishing, Walker Reservoir East with handicap access and the area in and below the gorge. Discover where to fish and links to helpful DEEP sites.Other Amenities: Open After COVID