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For a relatively small area there is a lot to see and do. We hope this section will encourage you to get outside and enjoy what nature and the area 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.

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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.

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Places To Visit

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.

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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.

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With the DEEP's purchase of the 450-acre Tankerhoosen Wildlife Management Area hunting for the public has returned to the Tankerhoosen Valley. Just bow hunting this fall but opportunities will grow in 2013.

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