New Haven County

Explore New Haven County

This is a pretty sparse page currently as I work on completing the eastern half of the state.  That being said I’ve hit a number of the highlights in New Haven County detailed below.

Most Popular Locations

My Recommendations

Best Overlook: With a long stretch of the Metacomet Ridge this one is too close to call until further explore the county

Best Waterfall: Roaring Brook Falls (Connecticut’s tallest single drop)

Other Highlights: The Tower of No Bull Salvage

Town List

Tidal Marsh Trail

★★★☆☆

200 Universal Dr, North Haven, CT 06473, USA

Tidal Marsh Trail North Haven Trail Association 15 acres in North Haven, CT Parking: Medium sized parking lot behind Target near 200 Universal Dr, North Haven, CT…

Westwoods

★★★★☆

1 Sam Hill Rd, Guilford, CT, USA

Westwoods Guilford Land Trust 1,200 acres in Guilford, CT Parking: Small lot near 1 Sam Hill Rd, Guilford, CT Small lot near 582 Dunk Rock Rd, Guilford,…

Whittemore Glenn State Park

Unexplored

41.512071, -73.071003

Whittemore Glenn State Park Connecticut State Park 242 acres in Naugatuck, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 816 Church St #684, Naugatuck, CT Trail Map       Trails: …

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     Trails:…

Wharton Brook State Park

★★★☆☆

41.425054, -72.837532

Wharton Brook State Park Connecticut State Park 96 acres in North Haven, CT Parking: A couple lots near 675 US-5, North Haven, CT Trail Map     …

Hammonasset Beach State Park

★★★★★

1288 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT, USA

Hammonasset Beach State Park Connecticut State Park 919 acres in Madison, CT Parking: Large lots near 1288 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT Trail Map       …

Hoadley Creek Preserve

Unexplored

41.271851, -72.729343

Hoadley Creek Preserve Branford Land Trust 111 acres in Branford, CT Parking: Small lot near 103-127 Quarry Rd, Branford, CT Trail Map      Trails: 2.3 miles …

Farm River State Park

★★☆☆☆

150 Short Beach Road, East Haven, CT, USA

Farm River State Park Connecticut State Park 62 acres in East Haven, CT Parking: For hiking there is a small lot near 150 Short Beach Rd, East…

Bent of the River

★★☆☆☆

Bent of the River Sanctuary Audubon Center 700 acres in Southbury, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near 185 E Flat Hill Rd, Southbury, CT Trail Map   …

Southford Falls

★★★☆☆

41.458784, -73.163979

Southford Falls State Park Connecticut State Park 169 acres in Southbury and Oxford, CT Parking: Large lot near 175 Quaker Farms Rd, Southbury, CT Trail Map   …