To begin with, you can find complete resources for Connecticut camping in state parks and forests here and at private campgrounds here. For our Getaway, however, we’ll start with three nights at Macedonia Brook State Park in Kent, where the peace and beauty of the Litchfield Hills are all around you and cellphones are not the sounds you hear at night – rather it’s Macedonia Brook itself, just beyond your campsite. Good hiking here, too.
Fed up with life in the city? Take a serious break with a foray into the Connecticut woods or along its shore, with nothing but your tent and an armload of supplies. Or your camper. Or even rent a rustic cabin. However you manage it, escape is the name of the camping game.
Why not interrupt your drive to the next camping area with a stop for a night on a bed, a long, hot shower and a restaurant meal? Find your way to Route 202 north to Route 44 and then into the West Hartford/Hartford area.
Next, it’s onto Routes 2 and 11 to several more nights’ camping at Devil’s Hopyard State Park in East Haddam. Here, you’ll find waterfalls, streams, brilliant foliage and very interesting geological features. There’s also very good hiking and birding in the park. All in all, it should be a good way to finish out your camping week in Connecticut.