Whether you are looking for a rigorous outdoor activity, a leisurely stroll or a peek into history, Connecticut’s parks and forests have something to offer you year round. With 139 state parks and forests statewide, you’re sure to find one close to home or just a short trip away. See a complete listing of CT Parks below!
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Take a Walk in the Park Day is celebrated annually on March 30, which encourages all of us to invest in our health without spending any money! Who doesn’t like spending some quiet time in nature? All you have to do is wear some comfortable shoes, find a walking partner (or not), and go for a peaceful walk in one of your preferred parks. Did you know that there are 423 national park sites in the U.S.? Taking a leisurely stroll in the park is a fantastic way to clear your mind of everyday worries and appreciate the natural beauty around you. - Source National Today
Swimming is permitted at: Stratton Brook State Park, Hopeville Pond State Park, Gay City State Park, Day Pond State Park, Chatfield Hollow State Park, Black Rock State Park, Lake Waramaug State Park, Burr Pond State Park, Mount Tom State Park and Wharton Brook State Park. All other inland swimming areas and beaches are closed. There are no lifeguards on duty at these locations. For information on the water quality for the locations listed above please visit DEEP Water Quality Report page.
Content updated July 20, 2020