Thompson, CT

Thompson is a town in Connecticut's northeast corner near the borders of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Providence is 30 miles away, and Boston is 60 miles away. The town is composed of 10 villages.

A Unique New England Village Atmosphere

Welcome to the Town of Thompson. We have a strong commitment to providing information and are looking forward to your inquiries and visits. Thompson is a unique town located in the northeast corner of Connecticut bordering Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In Thompson you will find many different villages with a variety of housing. Also, you will find a unique rural character with a beautiful country setting. The town also has the Historic Thompson Common, where militias trained from the time of the French and Indian War until disbanded by the State Legislature in the mid 1800’s. Thompson is also located in the nationally recognized Quinebaug Shetucket Heritage Corridor also known as the Last Green Valley.

In Thompson, a visitor can enjoy our municipal and State parks as well as a state of the art Library and Community Center. Additionally, there are many businesses that blend into our community including a historic mill that adds to the character of Thompson and a historic and still very active Thompson International Speedway.  Visit the Thompson Historical Society's Website for more information on the history of the Town.

Because of Thompson’s location, it’s an easy commute for residents and an advantage for businesses. Thompson is located 60 miles from Boston, Massachusetts, 50 miles from Hartford, Connecticut, 30 miles from Providence, Rhode Island, and 25 miles from Worcester, Massachusetts.


Recreation and Attractions

There are a variety of things to do in the area. People who are interested in history can learn about the town's history at the historical society's museum.

Fort Hill Farms is a great place for a family outing. The farm has a horse, cows, goats and hens. Visitors can pan for fossils and gems in the mining company section of the farm.

The reservoir and beach at Quaddick State Park make it a great place to spend a summer day. Fishing and boating are permitted here.

Golfers can play on the 18-hole course at the Raceway Golf Club. The club is on the same property as the town's motorsports park. Several NASCAR events are held here.

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