Hop River
Location
CountryUnited States
StateConnecticut
CountiesTolland
Physical characteristics
SourceUnnamed marsh
 • locationBolton, Tolland County, Connecticut, United States
 • coordinates41°47′18″N 72°26′06″W / 41.78833°N 72.43500°W / 41.78833; -72.43500
MouthWillimantic River
 • location
Columbia, Tolland County, Connecticut, United States
 • coordinates
41°43′23″N 72°15′00″W / 41.72306°N 72.25000°W / 41.72306; -72.25000Coordinates: 41°43′23″N 72°15′00″W / 41.72306°N 72.25000°W / 41.72306; -72.25000

The Hop River is a river that runs through Tolland County, Connecticut. The Hop River's marshy source is just southeast of Bolton Notch, Connecticut. It flows for about 15.0 miles (24.1 km) to its confluence with the Willimantic River.[1] There is a popular paddling route beginning where the Skungamaug River enters the Hop River just north of the Hendee Road bridge and ending at the Willimantic River. Most of this route consists of quick-water, but a few Class I and Class II whitewater areas exist.

The Hop River State Park Trail crosses the river twice and is parallel to the river for the majority of the river's length.

Crossings

County Town Carrying
Tolland Bolton
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US 6 (twice

in a row)

Coventry South St.
Andover Times Farm Rd.
Hendee Rd.
Long Hill Rd.
Bunker Hill Rd.
Coventry Parker Bridge Rd.
Columbia
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Hop River State

Park Trail (twice in a

row)

Hop River Rd.
Pucker Rd.
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US 6

(Willimantic Bypass)

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Abandoned

Railroad Bridge

Flanders Rd.

See also

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed April 1, 2011