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PARKS & FORESTS

Key

1 fishing 5 swimming 8 horse trails
2 hiking 6 snowmobiling 9 food concession
3 boating 7 cross-country skiing 10 toilets
4 hunting Most parks are open daily from dawn to dusk

 

Coventry - Nathan Hale Forest
South St. (off Rte. 31)
Near the home of the Revolutionary War hero. 1,219 acres, 1,2,4.

Eastford - Natchaug Forest
Rte. 198 (860)974-1562
Popular horse trails with camping and fine fishing. 12,935 acres, 1,2,4,6,8,10.

Hampton - James L. Goodwin Forest
Rte. 6 (860)455-9534
A conservation center with forest displays. 2,002 acres, 1,2,7,10.

Killingly - Old Furnace State Park
Rte. 6 E
Site of an 18th century iron mill, near Ross Pond. 345 acres, 1,2.

Killingly - Ross Pond State Park
Ross Rd. (off Rte. 6, east of Danielson)
Walking trails around the pond or up the breathtaking cliffs. 25 acres, 1,3.

Killingly - Wauregan Reservoir State Park
Shepard Hill Rd.
Large clear water pond stocked with trout. 25 acres, no fossil fuel motors, 1,3.

Mansfield - Mansfield Hollow Park
Bassetts Bridge Rd. (860)455-9057
A 500-acre lake for boating and fishing. 247 acres, 1,2,3,7,10.

Pomfret - Mashamoquet Brook State Park
Rte. 44 (860)928-6121
Ideal for camping, swimming and other outdoor sports. Admission fee Sat.-Sun. and holidays in season. 1,000 acres, 1,2,5,9,10.

Scotland - James V. Spignesi Jr. Wildlife Management Area
Rte. 97
Pheasant, deer, and small game hunting. 441 acres, 1,2,4.

Scotland - Mohegan State Forest
Rte. 97
Typical eastern Connecticut woodland. 395 acres, 2,4.

Sterling (Voluntown) - Pachaug Forest
Rte. 49 (860)376-4075
Contains a rare rhododendron sanctuary. 23,115 acres, 1,2,3,4,6,7,10.

Thompson - Quaddick State Park
East Putnam Rd. (off Rte. 44) (860)928-9200
One of the best spots for swimming and fishing. Admission fee Sat. & Sun. and holidays in season. 116 acres, 466-acre reservoir, canoe rentals, 1,2,3,5,9,10.

Thompson - West Thompson Lake Recreation Area
Rte. 12 (860)923-2982
Federally maintained dam and reservoir. 1,700 acres, 1,2,3,4,6,7,10(seasonal).

Union - Bigelow Hollow State Park
Rte. 197 (860)928-9200
A scenic natural woodland around Mashapaug Lake. Admission fee Sat. & Sun. and holidays in season. 513 acres, 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,10.

Union - Nipmuck State Forest
Rte. 190
Wildlife area managed for forest products. 7,900 acres, 2,4.

Union - Yale Forest
Rte. 197 (south of Bigelow Hollow) (203)432-5137
The blue-blazed Nipmuck trail traverses the forest, which is mainly used for field work by Yale University. 7,858 acres, 1,2, no organized activity.

Woodstock - Roseland Park
Roseland Park Rd. (off Rte. 169) (860)963-7690
An ideal recreation site for families since 1876. Admission fee Sat. & Sun., 2.