State Parks and Forests

Explore Connecticut’s

Each location contains trail descriptions and highlights, trail maps, parking links, and available history.

From the tower of Sleeping Giant, to the beaches of Hammonasset, to the falls of Enders State Forest there is diverse scenery and abundant opportunities no matter what part of the state you are in!

For a map of CT state parks and forests scroll to the bottom of the page

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State Parks

Above All Auerfarm Beaver Brook Becket Hill Beckley Furnace
Bennet’s Pond Bigelow Hollow Black Rock Bluff Point Bolton Notch
Brainard Homestead Burr Pond Camp Columbia Campbell Falls Capt. George Comer
Chatfield Hollow Collis P. Huntington CT Valley Railroad Dart Island Day Pond
Dennis Hill Devil’s Hopyard Dinosaur Eagle Landing Farm River
Ferry Landing Forster Pond Fort Griswold Fort Trumbull Gardner Lake
Gay City George Dudley Seymour George Waldo Gillette Castle Haddam Island
Haddam Meadows Haley Farm Hammonasset Beach Harkness Haystack Mountain
Higganum Reservoir Hopemead Hopeville Pond Horse Guard Housatonic Meadows
Humaston Brook Hurd Indian Well Ivy Mountain John A. Minetto
Kent Falls Kettletown Killingly Pond Lake Waramaug Lake Williams
Lamentation Mt. Lovers Leap Macedonia Brook Machimoodus Mansfield Hollow
Mashamoquet Brook Mianus River Millers Pond Minnie Island Mohawk Mt.
Mono Pond Mount Bushnell Mount Riga Mount Tom Moween
Nathaniel Lyon Old Furnace Osbornedale Penwood Platt Hill
Pomeroy Putnam Memorial Quaddick Quinebaug Lake Quinnipiac River
River Highlands Rocky Glen Rocky Neck Ross Pond Salt Rock
Satan’s Kingdom Scantic River Seaside Selden Neck Seth Low Pierrepont
Sherwood Island Silver Sands Sleeping Giant Southford Falls Squantz Pond
Stillwater Pond Stoddard Hill Stratton Brook Sunnybrook Sunrise
Sunset Rock Talcott Mountain Tri-Mountain Trout Brook Valley Wadsworth Falls
West Rock Ridge Wharton Brook Whittemore Glen Windsor Meadows Wooster Mountain

State Forests

Algonquin American Legion Camp Columbia Centennial Watershed Cockaponset
Enders Housatonic James L. Goodwin Massacoe Mattatuck
Meshomasic Mohawk Mohegan Nassahegon Natchaug
Nathan Hale Naugatuck Nehantic Nepaug Nassahegon
Nipmuck Nye-Holman Pachaug Paugnut Paugussett
Peoples Pootatuck Quaddick Salmon River Shenipsit
The Preserve Topsmead Pootatuck Tunxis Werner Woods
Wyantenock

State Linear Trails

Air Line Trail Farmington Canal Hop River Trail
Larkin Trail Moosup Valley Windsor Locks Canal Trail

Black Pond Boat Launch

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215 Camp Road, Woodstock, Woodstock Valley, CT, USA

Black Pond Boat Launch Connecticut State Boat Launch 41 acres in Woodstock, CT Parking: Small lot down a driveway off Camp Road Trail Map     Trails: No…

Hampton Reservoir

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400 Kenyon Rd, Hampton, CT, USA

Hampton Reservoir Connecticut State Boat Launch 151 acres in Hampton, CT Parking: Small lot near 400 Kenyon Rd, Hampton, CT Trail Map       Trails: 0.5 miles …

Moosup Valley State Park Trail

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2-58 Withey Hill Rd, Moosup, CT, USA

Moosup Valley State Park Trail Connecticut State Park 62 acres in Plainfield and Sterling, CT Parking: West End – Few spots near 2-58 Withey Hill Rd, Moosup,…

Hell Hollow

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Hell Hollow Pond, Voluntown, CT, USA

Hell Hollow Pond Connecticut State Forest acres in Voluntown, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near Hell Hollow Rd, Voluntown, CT Trail Map       Trails: 7.5 miles   …

Pharisee Rock

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41.6504230, -71.8321760

Pharisee Rock Trail CFPA Blue Blaze Trail acres in Sterling, CT Parking: Shoulder parking on Cedar Swamp Rd, Moosup, CT Trail Map    Trails: 0.7 miles   …

Bald Mountain

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232 Scully Road, Somers, CT, USA

Bald Mountain Northern CT Land Trust and Somers Town Park 771 acres in Somers, CT Parking: Small lot near 225 Scully Rd, Somers, CT or near 159…

Quaddick State Forest

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519-461 Quaddick Town Farm Rd, Thompson, CT 06277, USA

Quaddick State Forest Connecticut State Forest 1,109 acres in Thompson, CT Parking: Shoulder parking along 519-461 Quaddick Town Farm Rd, Thompson, CT Shoulder parking near 26 Wakefield…

Dinosaur Caves

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41.532688, -71.792088

Narragansett: Dinosaur Caves Connecticut State Forest and Blue Blaze Trail 200 acres in Voluntown, CT Parking: Small lot on Camp Yawgoog Rd, Rockville, RI Trail Map   …

Green Fall Pond

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41.535437, -71.810033

Green Fall Pond Connecticut State Forest and Blue Blaze Trail 200 acres in Voluntown, CT Parking: Large lot near Green Fall Pond Rd, Voluntown, CT Trail Map … Read more…