Nathanial Lyon Memorial State Park

41.847478, -72.083341

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Nathanial Lyon Memorial State Park

Connecticut State Park

5 acres in Eastford, CT

Parking:  Small lot along Kingsbury Rd Eastford, CT

Trail Map        Trails: Less than a mile        Rating: ★★☆☆☆


Nathanial Lyon Memorial is a tiny state park surrounded entirely by the Natchaug State Forest and trailed by the blue blaze Natchaug Trail.

The park is mostly a picnic area next to an old chimney though it easily connects to the Natchaug trail network for hikes of any distance.

History:

The park is named for Nathanial Lyon, the first Union general to be killed in the Civil War.  I haven’t yet found a date for when this was established as a state park.


Links:

CTMQ  – TSTL’17.6: Nathaniel Lyon Monument (2017)

Peter Marteka – Hiking A Path From Civil War General’s Birthplace To Final Resting Place (2015)

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Last updated March 2017

Posted in Blue-Blaze Trails and State Parks and Forests

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