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 Osbournedale 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

Boston Turnpike Trail

★★★☆☆

41.887434, -72.082031

Boston Turnpike Trail Eastford Town Park / Connecticut State Forest 104 acres in Eastford, CT Parking: Small lot near 145-101 CT-198, Pomfret, CT Trail Map     … Read more…

Beach Pond

★★★☆☆

41.584222, -71.805990

Beach Pond Connecticut State Forest / CFPA Blue Blaze Trail 400 acres in Voluntown, CT Parking: Large lot on North Shore Rd Voluntown, CT Trail Map   … Read more…

Rose Hill WMA

★★☆☆☆

41.481942, -72.018942

Rose Hill Wildlife Management Area Wildlife Management Area 692 acres in Ledyard, CT Parking: Hiking Trail Parking: Shoulder parking near 77-5 Thomas Rd, Ledyard, CT Other Parking:… Read more…

Mohawk Mountain

Unexplored

41.820449, -73.295749

Mohawk Mountain State Park and Forest Connecticut State Park / State Forest 4,016 acres in Cornwall, Goshen, and Litchfield, CT State Park – 273 acres State Forest – 3,743 acres Parking: Main… Read more…

Mohegan State Forest

★☆☆☆☆

41.664975, -72.086290

Mohegan State Forest Connecticut State Forest 956 acres in Scotland, CT Parking: Room for car or shoulder parking north of 489 Devotion Rd Scotland, CT Hunting Map … Read more…

Cossaduck Bluffs

★★★☆☆

41.462796, -71.905436

Narragansett Trail: Cossaduck Bluffs / Gladys Foster Preserve CFPA Blue Blaze Trail / The Nature Conservancy / Connecticut State Forest 755 acres in North Stonington, CT Parking:… Read more…

Natchaug Trail: Lyon Rd

★★★☆☆

41.8716650, -72.0878170

Natchaug Trail – Lyon Rd Connecticut Blue Blaze Trail in Eastford, CT Parking: Shoulder parking across from the cemetery at Lyon Rd (41.8716650, -72.0878170) Trail Map   … Read more…

Tankerhoosen WMA

★★☆☆☆

41.841233, -72.445106

Tankerhoosen Wildlife Management Area Connecticut WMA 449 acres in Vernon, CT Parking: From the north at Walker’s Reservoir near 129 Reservoir Rd, Vernon, CT From the south… Read more…