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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
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
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
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.
National Historic Landmark featuring Jurassic-period dinosaur tracks and a diorama depicting the setting in which the park's tracks were made. ... More
91 Acres of Connecticut's native landscape: magnificent, award-winning Champion trees, charming gardens, wildflower meadows, red maple wetlands,... More
Close to home, but far enough away, the quaint town of Woodbury offers weekenders a variety of “Vitamin R” options: rest
With the change of seasons, longer days and warm evenings, Fido, Fifi, Felix and friends are itching to get out, engage
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
It’s hard to find a silver lining in the COVID-19 cloud; but if there is one, it’s that Connecticut residents, as well
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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