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

Oswegatchie Hills

★★★☆☆

41.341763, -72.196355

Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve Non-profit Volunteer Organization Friends of the Oswegatchie Hills 457 acres in East Lyme, CT Parking: Small lot at 98 Memorial Park Dr East Lyme,… Read more…

Westfield Falls

★★★☆☆

41.580506, -72.714953

Westfield Falls Middletown Town Park 4 acres in Middletown, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 267 Miner St Middletown, CT Trail Map Westfield Falls should be a secluded…

Spiderweed Preserve

★★★☆☆

41.518443, -72.599637

Spiderweed Preserve Middlesex Land Trust 157 acres in Middletown, CT Parking: Shoulder parking for about 5 cars near 80 Dripps Road, Middletown, CT Trail Map     …

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:…

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:…

Bafflin Sanctuary

★★☆☆☆

218 Day Road, Pomfret Center, CT, United States

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

Rock Spring Preserve

★★★☆☆

41.718996, -72.062861

Rock Spring Preserve The Nature Conservancy 450 acres in Scotland, CT Parking: Small pull off near 276 Pudding Hill Rd Scotland, CT Trail Map         …

Chapman Pond Preserve

★★★☆☆

41.445753, -72.435977

Chapman Pond Preserve The Nature Conservancy and East Haddam Land Trust Property 700 acres in East Haddam, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near 187 River Rd, East…