Introduction to Connecticut state parks

Some generalities about Connecticut state parks, known for trails, mountains, etc, then list them out.

Devil's Hopyard State Park Connecticut

Devil's Hopyard State Park

Park Address: 366 Hopyard Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423

Park Description: The 1,000-acre state park includes facilities for hiking, fishing, bicycling, picnicking, and camping.

Popular Park Sites: The Town Tavern, picnic areas and Hiking Trails.

Devil's Hopyard State Park Visitors Guide

Chatfield Hollow State Park Connecticut

Chatfield Hollow State Park

Park Address: 381 CT-80, Killingworth, CT 06419

Park Description: The state park offers hiking trails, a swimming beach, trout fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing, and picnicking areas.

Popular Park Sites: Monson Gneiss, Indian caves, and Chatfield Hollow.

Chatfield Hollow State Park Visitors Guide

Lovers Leap Connecticut

Lovers Leap State Park

Park Address: 178 Short Woods Rd, New Milford, CT 06776

Park Description: Lovers Leap State Park is a public recreation area on the Housatonic River in the town of New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut.

Popular Park Sites: Housatonic River, Berlin Bridge and Hiking Trails.

Lovers Leap State Park Visitors Guide

Collis P. Huntington State Park Connecticut

Collis P. Huntington State Park

Park Address: 9 Dodgingtown Rd, Redding, CT 06896

Park Description: The state park is noted for Anna Hyatt Huntington's sculptures of bears and wolves that welcome visitors at the park entrance.

Popular Park Sites: Housatonic River, Berlin Bridge and Hiking Trails.

Collis P. Huntington State Park Visitors Guide

Rocky Neck State Park swimming

Rocky Neck State Park

Park Address: 244 W Main St, Niantic, CT 06357

Park Description: The state park's 708 acres include a tidal river, a broad salt marsh, white sand beaches, rocky shores, and a large stone pavilion dating from the 1930s.

Popular Park Sites: crabbing dock, East Lyme and The Pavillion.

Rocky Neck State Park Visitors Guide

Kent Falls State Park  Hiking View

Kent Falls State Park 

Park Address: 462 Kent Cornwall Rd, Kent, CT 06757

Park Description: The state park is home to Kent Falls, a series of waterfalls on Falls Brook, a tributary of the Housatonic River.

Popular Park Sites: Housatonic River, Waterfalls, Stone Wall Dairy Farm and West Cornwall Covered Bridge.

Kent Falls State Park Visitors Guide

Hammonasset Beach State Park beach view

Hammonasset Beach State Park

Park Address: 1288 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443

Park Description: It is the state's largest shoreline park and one of the most popular attractions in the state, drawing an estimated one million visitors annually.

Popular Park Sites: Meigs Point, Waterfalls, Nature Center on site and Clinton Town Beach.

Hammonasset Beach State Park Visitors Guide

Dinosaur State Park life size

Dinosaur State Park

Park Address: 400 West St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Park Description: The state park protects one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America.

Popular Park Sites: Cedar Loop, Great Texas Wildlife Trails, Gillette Castle and Charter Oak.

Dinosaur State Park Visitors Guide