Bigelow Hollow State Park
Connecticut State Park
516 acres in Union, CT
Parking: Several large lots along the park’s road off CT-171.
The hollow of Bigelow Hollow is formed by ridgelines to the east and west and when combined with the surrounding forests, it forms one of the largest unbroken tracts in Connecticut. The state park property only encompasses Bigelow Pond to the border of Mashapaug Pond and it is bordered to the east and west by Nipmuck State Forest land. The two properties are so closely networked that they fall under the same heading at the DEEP. The park property has about five miles of trails including the yellow Bigelow Pond loop and the blue/white Mashapuag Pond View Trail. These trails connect to those in the Nipmuck Forest for a total of around 35 miles.
Established as a state park in 1949 from Nipmuck State Forest land. The origin of “Bigelow” is a mystery.
Peter Marteka – Golden Autumn Colors On Mashapaug Pond
Steve at CTMQ – TSTL’17.5: Bigelow Hollow State Park
Diego Cupolo – Bigelow Hollow State Park