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Bigelow Hollow State Park

Connecticut State Park

516 acres in Union, CT

Parking: Several large lots along the park’s road off CT-171.

Trail Map


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.

These trails also provide access to camping shelters along Breakneck Pond.  Applications for camping permits can be found here.

There are boat launches to Bigelow Pond (24.5 acres) and Mashapuag Lake (287 acres) along the park road.  The links provide overviews, pictures, and guidelines.

History:

Established as a state park in 1949 from Nipmuck State Forest land.  The origin of “Bigelow” is a mystery.


Links:

NEMBA – Mountain Biking at Bigelow Hollow

Peter Marteka – Golden Autumn Colors On Mashapaug Pond

Steve at CTMQ – TSTL’17.5: Bigelow Hollow State Park

Diego Cupolo – Bigelow Hollow State Park

The information shown here is for general reference purposes only. exploreCT.org gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or reliability of this data. Parking in all areas, whether designated here or not, is at your own risk. exploreCT.org is not responsible for any damage or loss to vehicles or contents.
Last updated April 23, 2019

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Trail Map


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.

These trails also provide access to camping shelters along Breakneck Pond.  Applications for camping permits can be found here.

There are boat launches to Bigelow Pond (24.5 acres) and Mashapuag Lake (287 acres) along the park road.  The links provide overviews, pictures, and guidelines.

History:

Established as a state park in 1949 from Nipmuck State Forest land.  The origin of “Bigelow” is a mystery.


Links:

NEMBA – Mountain Biking at Bigelow Hollow

Peter Marteka – Golden Autumn Colors On Mashapaug Pond

Steve at CTMQ – TSTL’17.5: Bigelow Hollow State Park

Diego Cupolo – Bigelow Hollow State Park

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516 acres in Union, CT

Parking: Several large lots along the park’s road off CT-171.

Trail Map


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.

These trails also provide access to camping shelters along Breakneck Pond.  Applications for camping permits can be found here.

There are boat launches to Bigelow Pond (24.5 acres) and Mashapuag Lake (287 acres) along the park road.  The links provide overviews, pictures, and guidelines.

History:

Established as a state park in 1949 from Nipmuck State Forest land.  The origin of “Bigelow” is a mystery.


Links:

NEMBA – Mountain Biking at Bigelow Hollow

Peter Marteka – Golden Autumn Colors On Mashapaug Pond

Steve at CTMQ – TSTL’17.5: Bigelow Hollow State Park

Diego Cupolo – Bigelow Hollow State Park

The information shown here is for general reference purposes only. exploreCT.org gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or reliability of this data. Parking in all areas, whether designated here or not, is at your own risk. exploreCT.org is not responsible for any damage or loss to vehicles or contents.
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Bigelow Hollow State Park

Connecticut State Park

516 acres in Union, CT

Parking: Several large lots along the park’s road off CT-171.

Trail Map


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.

These trails also provide access to camping shelters along Breakneck Pond.  Applications for camping permits can be found here.

There are boat launches to Bigelow Pond (24.5 acres) and Mashapuag Lake (287 acres) along the park road.  The links provide overviews, pictures, and guidelines.

History:

Established as a state park in 1949 from Nipmuck State Forest land.  The origin of “Bigelow” is a mystery.


Links:

NEMBA – Mountain Biking at Bigelow Hollow

Peter Marteka – Golden Autumn Colors On Mashapaug Pond

Steve at CTMQ – TSTL’17.5: Bigelow Hollow State Park

Diego Cupolo – Bigelow Hollow State Park

The information shown here is for general reference purposes only. exploreCT.org gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or reliability of this data. Parking in all areas, whether designated here or not, is at your own risk. exploreCT.org is not responsible for any damage or loss to vehicles or contents.
Last updated April 23, 2019