Swimming

Enders Falls

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41.954637, -72.878227

Enders Falls Connecticut State Forest 2,103 acres in Granby and Barkhamsted, CT Parking: Large lot near 173-117 Barkhamsted Rd, West Granby, CT Trail Map       Trails:…

Mount Tom State Park

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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…

George Waldo State Park

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457 Purchase Brook Rd, Southbury, CT 06488

George Waldo State Park Connecticut State Park /  Scenic Reserve 150 acres in Southbury, CT Parking: Small lot at 457 Purchase Brook Rd, Southbury, CT Trail Map   …

Gay City State Park

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386 North St, Hebron, CT 06248

Gay City State Park Connecticut State Park 1,569 acres in Hebron, CT Parking: Large lot at 386 North St Hebron, CT year round with additional parking open…

Rocky Neck State Park

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41.315582, -72.241485

Rocky Neck State Park Connecticut State Park 708 acres in East Lyme, CT Parking: Lots of parking at 244 W Main St, Niantic, CT or more direct access… Read more…

Quaddick State Park

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41.957243, -71.817554

Quaddick State Park Connecticut State Park 116 acres in Thompson, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near 818 Quaddick Town Farm Rd, Thompson, CT Trail Map       …

Black Rock State Park

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41.653222, -73.096907

Black Rock State Park Connecticut State Park 444 acres in Watertown, CT Parking: Two lots at 2065 Thomaston Rd, Watertown, CT Trail Map           Trails:…

Schoolhouse Brook Park

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41.7778619,-72.2277815

Schoolhouse Brook Park Mansfield Town Park 455 acres in Mansfield, CT Parking: Small lot near 186 Clover Mill Rd Mansfield, CT Trail Map Over the years the Town… Read more…

Hopemead State Park

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41.517336, -72.217250

Hopemead State Park Connecticut State Park 60 acres in Bozrah and Montville, CT Parking: Small lot near 28 Cottage Road, Bozrah, CT  Trail Map     Trails: Less…

Gardner Lake

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41.500477, -72.225614

Gardner Lake State Park Connecticut State Park 10 acres in Salem, CT Parking: Large lot at 147 Old Colchester Rd, Salem, CT 06420 Boat Launch Map Hiking No…