Parks in Connecticut (139)

Air Line State Park Trail
Middlesex County, CT
The trail takes its name from the imaginary line drawn from New York to Boston, through the “air” so to speak, to illustrate the shortest possible route between these two major east coast cities. Buil
American Legion and Peoples State Forests
Litchfield, CT
American Legion;Located in the Pleasant Valley section of Barkhamsted, the initial 213 acres of this forest were a gift from the American Legion in 1927 to provide citizens an example of proper forest
Auerfarm State Park
Hartford County, CT
Starting in 1925 with Mr. George Auerbach's original purchase of farmland in Bloomfield, and continuing the agrarian legacy through to 2015 when 40 acres were donated to the State of Connecticut as a
Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument
Litchfield County, CT
Iron making had been a local industry that for 150 years shaped the formation of America. The Beckley blast furnace was built in 1847 and ceased operation in 1919. It produced iron primarily for the m
Bennett's Pond State Park
Fairfield County, CT
Bennett’s Pond State Park has been a favored location for beauty and viewscapes for decades. This 460 acre park is less than half of what once was the estate of Louis D. Conley. Conley, a New York Cit
Bigelow Hollow State Park/Nipmuck State Forest
Tolland County, CT
Nipmuck State Forest and Bigelow Hollow State Park in the town of Union lie within one of the largest unbroken forest areas in Eastern Connecticut. Nipmuck is the second oldest state forest in Connect
Black Rock State Park
Litchfield County, CT
Tucked into the scenic rolling hills of the Western Highlands, 439-acre Black Rock offers a variety of outdoor activities. Steep, wooded ledges covered with pine, hemlock and oak provide the setting f
Bluff Point State Park
New London County, CT
Bluff Point is the last remaining significant piece of undeveloped land along the Connecticut coastline. Jutting out into waters of Long Island Sound this wooded peninsula, measuring one and one-half
Burr Pond State Park
Litchfield County, CT
Gail Borden, discoverer of the process of milk preservation by evaporation and condensation, built the world's first condensed milk factory here, in 1857. The new milk product proved to be of great va
Camp Columbia State Park/Forest
Litchfield County, CT
More than 120 years ago two forces came together that ultimately left us with today’s Camp Columbia State Historic Park. In the late 19 th century, Morris, Connecticut, which encompasses most of the 9
Campbell Falls State Park Reserve
Litchfield County, CT
Campbell Falls State Park Reserve was a gift to the State of Connecticut and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from the White Memorial Foundation of Litchfield Connecticut. The Whiting River, rising i
Centennial Watershed State Forest
Fairfield County, CT
In 2002, the State, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), acquired ownership from Aquarion Water Company of roughly 6,000 acres and also the conservation and public access easements on an
Chatfield Hollow State Park
Middlesex County, CT
Chatfield Hollow Brook flows toward Long Island Sound between two high ridges covered with oak, beech, and hickory. In 1934, the Civilian Conservation Corps built an earth and stone dam across the bro
Cockaponset State Forest
Middlesex County, CT
Cockaponset, named after an Indian chief who's buried in the Ponset section of Haddam, is the second largest state forest in Connecticut. The development of this area for recreational purposes allows
Collis P. Huntington State Park
Fairfield County, CT
Collis P. Huntington State Park was primarily in agricultural use until the Luttgen family acquired the land in the late 1800's and developed the present service roads, trails, and artificial ponds. R
Connecticut Valley Railroad State Park
Middlesex County, CT
In the late 1960s, Penn Central, then owner of the right of way that is now Valley Railroad State Park was planning to tear up the tracks and decommission the railroad. Thankfully, through the work of
Day Pond State Park
New London County, CT
The pond, which is the central feature of the park, was originally constructed by a pioneering family named Day. The water from the pond turned a large overshot waterwheel that powered the "up and dow
Dennis Hill State Park
Litchfield County, CT
Dennis Hill, a 240-acre estate, was gifted to the State of Connecticut in 1935 by Dr. Frederick Shepard Dennis, a noted New York surgeon. A unique summit pavilion (formerly summer residence), located