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

Shenipsit Lake

★★☆☆☆

41.881941, -72.422886

Shenipsit Trail – Shenipsit Lake Connecticut Blue Blaze Trail in Tolland, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 15 Tolland Stage Rd, Tolland, CT Trail Map        …

Buckingham Reservoir

★★★☆☆

41.719096, -72.497895

Buckingham Reservoir Manchester Water Company Property 529.87 in Glastonbury, CT Parking: Small lot and shoulder parking near 29 Coop Rd Glastonbury, CT Trail Map      Trails:…

Poquetanuck Cove Preserve

★★☆☆☆

41.475123, -72.045024

Poquetanuck Cove Preserve The Nature Conservancy 234 acres in Ledyard, CT Parking: Small lot near 191 Avery Hill Rd, Ledyard, CT Trail Map         …

Barnes Boat Launch

★★☆☆☆

41.998262, -72.605292

Donald W. Barnes Boat Launch Connecticut River Boat Launch in Enfield, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near S River St, Enfield, CT Trail Map Barnes Boat launch… Read more…

Cave Hill

★★☆☆☆

41.506985, -72.472009

Cave Hill – Davison Memorial Walking Park East Haddam Town Park 14.88 acres in East Haddam, CT Parking: Room for 4 cars near 50 Davison Rd, Moodus,…

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           Trails: 0.3…

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:…