The Rest

This page is for the highlights, hidden gems, and the square pegs in the round holes, and all those that don’t fit into neat categories.

There is also a complete page for every activity if you’re looking to get into a new way to explore the state.  Peruse the groupings below for lesser known pages on the site that might just catch your interest.

Organizations

Highlights

Long Trails (non-blue blaze or linear state park)

Activities

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…

Dennis Farm Preserve

★★☆☆☆

21 Dennis Rd, Pomfret Center, CT, USA

Dennis Farm Preserve The Nature Conservancy 380 acres in Pomfret, CT Parking: Small pull of near 21 Dennis Rd, Pomfret Center, CT Trail Map      Trails:…

Willimantic Whitewater Park

★☆☆☆☆

28 Bridge St, Willimantic, CT, USA

Willimantic Whitewater Park Willimantic Town Park 1 acre in Windham, CT Parking: Small lot near 28 Bridge St, Willimantic, CT Trail Map         Trails: No…

McLean Game Refuge

★★★★☆

109 Salmon Brook St, Granby, CT 06035, USA

McLean Game Refuge Donated to the People of Connecticut by George P. McLean 4,400 acres in Granby and Simsbury, CT Parking: Main Parking: Large lot near 109…

Quinebaug River Trail

★★☆☆☆

39 Wauregan Rd, Danielson, CT 

Quinebaug River Trail Rails to Trails Conservancy 10 acres in Killingly, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near 39 Wauregan Rd, Danielson, CT  Trail Map       …

Middle Bolton Lake

★★☆☆☆

248 Hatch Hill Road, Vernon, CT, USA

Middle Bolton Lake Connecticut State Boat Launch 121 acres in Vernon, CT Parking: Medium sized parking area near 248 Hatch Hill Road, Vernon, CT Boat Launch Map …

Lower Bolton Lake

★★☆☆☆

17 Keeney Drive, Bolton, CT, USA

Lower Bolton Lake Connecticut State Boat Launch 175 acres in Bolton, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near 17 Keeney Dr, Bolton, CT Map          Trails:…

Yale Forest Camp

★★☆☆☆

41.969302, -72.112422

Yale Forest Camp Yale Forest in Union, CT and Eastford, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 98 Bigelow Hollow Rd Union, CT Trail Map        Trails:…

Halls Pond

★★★☆☆

92 Kennerson Rd, Eastford, CT, USA

Halls Pond Connecticut State Boat Launch 1.5 acres in Eastford, CT Parking: Small lot and shoulder parking near 92 Kennerson Rd, Eastford, CT Boat Launch Map   …