State Parks and Forests

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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

Osbornedale State Park

Unexplored

41.340242, -73.103560

Osbornedale State Park Connecticut State Park 417 acres in Derby, CT Parking: Large lot near 555 Roosevelt Dr, Derby, CT Trail Map      Trails: 5 miles   …

Pomeroy State Park

★☆☆☆☆

93 Beaumont Hwy Lebanon, Connecticut

Pomeroy State Park Scenic Reserve Connecticut State Park 203 acres in Lebanon, CT Parking: A small unofficial pull off near 93 Beaumont Hwy Lebanon provides access Trail…

Sunrise State Park

★★☆☆☆

10 Echo Farm Road, Moodus, CT, USA

Sunrise State Park Connecticut State Park 146 acres in East Haddam, CT Parking: At the end past 10 Echo Farm Road, Moodus, CT Trail Map    …

Mount Riga State Park

★★★★☆

Salisbury, CT 06068

Mount Riga State Park Connecticut State Park 276 acres in Salisbury, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near 339 Under Mountain Rd, Salisbury, CT Trail Map       …

Moween State Park

★★★☆☆

166 Camp Mooween Rd Lebanon, CT

Moween State Park Connecticut State Park 577 acres in Lebanon, CT Parking: Small pull off at 166 Camp Mooween Rd, Lebanon, CT Outdated Trail Map     Trails:…

Mount Tom State Park

★★★☆☆

41.692952, -73.273396

Mount Tom State Park Connecticut State Park 231 acres in Litchfield, Morris, and Washington, CT Parking: Large lot near 27 Mt Tom Rd, New Preston, CT Trail Map   … Read more…

Old Furnace State Park

★★★★☆

450 S Frontage Rd, Danielson, CT 06239

Old Furnace State Park Connecticut State Park 367 acres in Danielson, CT Parking: Medium lots available near 450 S Frontage Rd Danielson, CT and at the end of the Forest… Read more…