Today is Friday, March 31, 2023 The Water Taxi is not running.
Help preserve the heritage sites on the Thames and connect New London and Groton with the Submarine & Nautilus Museum.


Thames River Heritage Park quests are self-guided, family-friendly treasure-seeking hikes that will take you to Fort Trumbull State Park, Waterfront Park in Downtown New London, Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park and Thames Street in Groton. Follow a series of clues at each site to learn about the history and ecology of the area while solving a word puzzle.

Register with the Thames River Heritage Park, complete quest(s) on Connecticut Trails Day Saturday, June 3 or Sunday, June 4, 2023 and send a selfie from the final location to [email protected] OR post it on Facebook or Instagram, tagging us, to receive a promo code for a complimentary roundtrip harbor cruise ticket. Tickets will be available at the water taxi beginning on Saturday, June 10 and may be used for any 2023 regularly scheduled harbor cruise.

Print out a quest below, grab a pencil, and go!

Downtown New London Waterfront Park
Fort Griswold Quest
Fort Trumbull Quest
Hidden Thames Street Quest

‘Questers’ who finish a TRHP Quest anytime this summer and send a selfie from the final location to [email protected] will be entered into a random weekly prize drawing for a TRHP t-shirt. Finish all 4 TRHP Quest and send 4 photos from each location to increase your chances of winning a TRHP t-shirt.

TRHP Quests
Photo by Nan Sherman
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