|- location||Bolton, Tolland County, Connecticut, United States|
|- location||Columbia, Tolland County, Connecticut, United States|
The Hop River's marshy source is just southeast of Bolton Notch, Connecticut. It flows for about 15.0 miles (24.1 km) to its confluence with the Willimantic River. There is a popular paddling route beginning where the Skungamaug River enters the Hop River just north of the Hendee Road bridge and ending at the Willimantic River. Most of this route consists of quick-water, but a few Class I and Class II whitewater areas exist.
The Hop River State Park Trail crosses the river twice and is parallel to the river for the majority of the river's length.
The Hop River does not refer to the common hop Humulus lupulus used in brewing. Hop is pronounced like and generally spelled Hope. A 'Hope' is a small enclosed valley, esp. a smaller opening branching out from the main dale and running up to the mountain ranges; the upland part of a mountain valley. The river flowing down the Hope is called Hope River, but in the present case the river is spelled Hop River.
|Tolland||Bolton|| US 6 (twice
in a row)
|Andover||Times Farm Rd.|
|Long Hill Rd.|
|Bunker Hill Rd.|
|Coventry||Parker Bridge Rd.|
|Columbia|| Hop River State
|Hop River Rd.|
- Connecticut Explorer's Guide Online paddling maps of the Hop River
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