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Parks & Forests
Connecticut is committed to preserving the natural beauty of our parks and forests, where you’ll find hiking trails, fishing spots, beaches, campgrounds, swamps and more.
Passport to the Parks - All residents with Connecticut license plates on their vehicles can enter all Connecticut State Parks free of charge to enjoy the state's natural resources.
ConnTours is an app developed by Connecticut Humanities (... More
Enjoy the view from the top at Castle Craig Tower, a stone observation tower overlooking Hubbard Park’s 1,800 acres filled with hiking trails and... More
Mattabesett and Mount Higby Trail is a 9 mile out and back trail located near Middlefield, CT that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as... More
Activities include cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking, letterboxing, mountain biking, and hunting.
Most popular during summer, this park attracts people for its tubing, canoeing and kayaking activities on the Farmington River.
This 11-acre park has a picture-postcard beachfront for swimming and relaxing, as well as benches, playground, picnic tables and a concession... More
The site of the Continental Army's 1779 winter encampment under the command of General Israel Putnam consists of remains of the encampment,... More
Activities include bicycling, birding, camping, hiking, picnicking and stream fishing.
Take in the spectacular vista in all directions from the 165-foot Heublein Tower, the former summer home of a prominent Hartford family. Within... More
Activities include boating, cross country skiing, hiking, hunting, picnicking, pond fishing, scuba diving, and snowmobiling.
Close to home, but far enough away, the quaint town of Woodbury offers weekenders a variety of “Vitamin R” options: rest
For the most part, our furry companions have endured the same isolation that we have over the past year; and with the
There is plenty to love about Mystic Country, but its abundant natural wonders including hiking trails, waterfalls, and
What is it about waterfalls? Thunderous and powerful yet calming and serene, not to mention beautiful! No doubt about it
Are you long overdue for a fun family outing? I’m not talking about a trip to Target or even a stop at that same
Connecticut is crisscrossed by hundreds of miles of hiking trails, with many of the best in the Litchfield Hills. These
Connecticut is crisscrossed by hundreds of miles of hiking trails, with many of the best in Fairfield County. These
Some of the greatest memories are made off the beaten path. Whether you’re a Connecticut native looking for something
It’s no secret that Connecticut has stunning scenery at all times of the year. When springtime rolls around, a handful
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