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George Waldo State Park

★★★☆☆

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   … Read more…

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… Read more…

Quaddick State Park

★★☆☆☆

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       … Read more…

Black Rock State Park

★★★☆☆☆

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:… 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… Read more…

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… Read more…

Wadsworth Falls

★★★★☆

721 Wadsworth St, Middletown, CT 06457

Wadsworth Falls State Park Connecticut State Park 285 acres in Middlefield and Middletown, CT Parking: Main park entrance at 770 Wadsworth St. Read more…