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 Wyantenock

State Linear Trails

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

Sherwood Island State Park

Unexplored

41.116614, -73.331589

Sherwood Island State Park Connecticut State Park 238 acres in Westport, CT Parking: Large lots near Sherwood Island Connector, Westport, CT Trail Map         Trails:…

Seth Low Pierrepont State Park

Unexplored

41.325746, -73.500169

Seth Low Pierrepont State Park Connecticut State Park 305 acres in Ridgefield, CT Parking: Small lot near 50 Barlow Mountain Rd, Ridgefield, CT Trail Map     …

Seaside State Park

★★☆☆☆

36 Shore Road, Waterford, CT, USA

Seaside State Park Connecticut State Park 36 acres in Waterford, CT Parking: Small lot near Seaside Dr, Waterford, CT Trail Map       Trails: Less than a…

Scantic River State Park

★★★★☆

41.985371, -72.526759

Scantic River State Park Connecticut State Park 784 acres in East Windsor, Enfield, and Somers, CT Parking: Hazardville (“Scantic River West”) North of the river – Small…

Satan’s Kingdom State Park

Unexplored

41.856641, -72.958046

Satan’s Kingdom State Recreation Area Connecticut State Park 1 acre in New Hartford Parking: Medium sized lot near 92 Main St, New Hartford, CT Trail Map   …

Quinnipiac River State Park

★★☆☆☆

41.399797, -72.866317

Quinnipiac River State Park Connecticut State Park 323 acres in North Haven, CT Parking: Small lot near 10 Banton St, North Haven, CT Trail Map     …

Mount Bushnell State Park

★☆☆☆☆

41.687191, -73.366729

Mount Bushnell State Park Connecticut State Park 214 acres in Washington, CT Parking: Small lot at the end of Tinker Hill Rd, New Preston, CT Trail Map   … Read more…

Lake Williams State Park

★★☆☆☆

41.629718, -72.301327

Lake Williams State Park Connecticut State Park in Lebanon, CT Parking: Small lot near 1644 Exeter Rd, Lebanon, CT Trail Map          Trails: Less…

Salt Rock State Campground

★★☆☆☆

41.640380, -72.094430

Salt Rock State Campground Connecticut State Campground 149 acres in Sprague, CT Parking: Small lot near 173 Scotland Rd, Baltic, CT Camping Map       Trails: 1 mile …

Rocky Glen State Park

★★★☆☆

29 Dayton St, Sandy Hook, CT, USA

Rocky Glen State Park Connecticut State Park 46 acres in Newtown, CT Parking: Small lot near 29 Dayton St, Sandy Hook, CT Trail Map       …