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

Burnham Brook Preserve

★★☆☆☆

41.461261, -72.320150

Burnham Brook Preserve The Nature Conservancy Property 1,122 acres in East Haddam, CT Parking: Shoulder parking before 2 Dolbia Hill Road, East Haddam, CT No Official Trail Map … Read more…

Shipyard Falls

★★☆☆☆

41.552483, -72.552670

Shipyard Falls Connecticut Waterfall in East Hampton, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 16 Shipyard Rd Middle Haddam, CT Trail Map      Trails: None      Rating:… Read more…

Benton Homestead

★☆☆☆☆

154 Metcalf Rd, Tolland, CT

Daniel Benton Homestead Tolland Historical Location 12 acres in Tolland, CT Parking: Small parking area at 154 Metcalf Rd, Tolland, CT Trail Map          Trails:… Read more…

Bafflin Sanctuary

★★☆☆☆

218 Day Road, Pomfret Center, CT, United States

Bafflin Sanctuary Audubon Property 692 acres in Pomfret, CT Parking: Small lot at 85 Pomfret St Pomfret, CT or near 218 Day Rd Pomfret, CT Trail Map There… Read more…

Trail Wood Sanctuary

★★★☆☆

41.810728, -72.065097

Edwin Teale Trail Wood Sanctuary CT Audubon Property 168 acres in Hampton, CT Parking: Medium sized lot at 93 Kenyon Road Hampton, CT Trail Map Trail Wood Sanctuary… Read more…

Codfish Falls

★★☆☆☆

41.823937, -72.226878

Codfish Falls Mansfield Waterfall Small waterfall in Mansfield, CT Parking: Small pull-off near 99 Codfish Falls Rd Mansfield, CT Trail Map Codfish Falls is great small waterfall on… Read more…

UCONN HEEP

★☆☆☆☆

41.817473, -72.272925

UCONN Hillside Environmental Education Park University of Connecticut Open Space 165 acres in Mansfield, CT Parking: Small pull-off near 248 Hunting Lodge Rd Mansfield, CT Trail Map   … Read more…