East Hampton, CT

East Hampton is located 22 miles south of the state capital of Hartford and is equidistant from Boston and New York City. Our town is known for its rich history, environmental assets, and small town charm. We strive to preserve our rural-suburban character, our farmlands, watershed land, and historic structures by taking a long-term view. Enriching quality of life, respecting town heritage, and building community are among our highest priorities.

We are home to one of Connecticut’s largest inland water bodies, Lake Pocotopaug, at 512 acres. State parks and forests surround us on our northern, southern and western borders, along with the famous Comstock Covered Bridge across the Salmon River. In East Hampton you will find a community that supports a rural/suburban lifestyle that is family oriented. It is supported by a quality school system, two public libraries, two history museums, local parks with recreational programming, and two campgrounds, Nelson’s Family Campground and Markham Meadows.

Along The Trail

The Joseph N. Goff House Museum and Cultural Center

2 Barton Hill Rd.

This historically preserved building contains artifacts and memorabilia of Connecticut’s 84th Governor and East Hampton native, William A. O’Neill. The Cultural Center sponsors musical and enrichment programs, a proud testament to our community’s cultural, civic, and architectural heritage.

The Chatham Historical Museum and School House

6 Bevin Blvd.

A private, nonprofit, organization open to the public the first Sunday of each month from 2-4pm. The museum is loaded with displays of historic artifacts, photographs, bells, toys, costumes, tools and items of interest.

AirLine Cycles

66 Main St., (860) 365-5496

Visit our family friendly, local bike shop in the Belltown Village Center for new or used bicycles, tune-ups and repairs.

Bicycle Repair & Tool Stand

Located on the trail (about 1/2 mile on the right after Cranberry Bog toward Colchester). Spearheaded by Eagle Scout Cody Voelker, installed in 2021.

Belltown Village Center

Historic Main Street is lined with eclectic boutiques offering clothing, local handicrafts, jewelry, flowers, art, antiques, furniture and even window blinds. You will also find eateries, a coffee house, artisan bakery, liquor store, barber shop, hair salons, and Public Library.

Lake Pocotopaug

Sears Park, 68 North Main St.

Nestled on the westerly shore of Lake Pocotopaug is our beautiful Sears Park. Featuring a public beach, playscape, pavilion, picnic shelter, gazebo, boat launch, tennis and basketball courts open to East Hampton residents. Please use extreme caution while cycling on the busy roads from the Air Line trail to Sears Park.

Comstock Covered Bridge

The Bridge spans the Salmon River in southeastern East Hampton and is named after the town’s first postmaster, Franklin G. Comstock. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as one of only three remaining historical covered bridges in the state. It serves as a well-preserved example of a Howe truss – a design patented in 1840 – and also provides the only remaining example in Connecticut of a wooden pony truss.

Food & Snacks

1. Pizzeria Da Vinci

363 West High Street

2. The Tavern on 66

227 West High Street

3. Po’s Rice and Spice

97 Main Street

4. ECO Coffee House

82 Main Street

5. Main Street Pizza

87 Main Street A

6. Gulf Gasoline

100 Main Street

Explore The Trail