Today is Wednesday, December 8, 2021 The Water Taxi is not running.


These 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. At each site you will follow a series of clues to learn about the history and the ecology of the area and the river while solving a word puzzle.

On Connecticut Trails Day, Saturday, June 5, participants who finish any of the quests and send in a selfie at the final location to will receive free water taxi tickets.  Each hike is a separate experience, but can be linked with rides on the Park’s water taxi. Due to Covid-19 be sure to check the banner at the top of this website to find out whether or not the water taxi is running.

It’s a fun outdoor activity for young and old alike! 

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

Please be respectful of social distancing when following the clues.

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

All ‘Questers’ who finish a TRHP Quest and send a selfie from the final location to 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 Celebrates Connecticut Trails Day!

Questers, who register with TRHP, complete quest(s) on Connecticut Trails Day – Saturday, June 5, 2021, and send a selfie from the final location to or post it on your Facebook or Instagram account selfie with @ThamesRiverHeritagePark #TRHPQuest  are eligible for a complimentary roundtrip water taxi ticket. Complimentary ticket will be available at the boats beginning Saturday, June 12th and may be used for any 2021 regularly scheduled harbor cruise.


*FaceBook tag: @ThamesRiverHeritagePark
Twitter and Instagram tags: @ThamesRiverPark)

TRHP Quests
Photo by Nan Sherman