Best State Parks around East Hampton, CT

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Hurd State Park

Hurd State Park
Route 151
East Hampton, CT
In 1914, only one year after the establishment of a State Park Commission, the state purchased 150 acres of the present Hurd Park as part of an ini...
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Machimoodus State Park

Machimoodus State Park
128 Leesville Road
Moodus, CT
Machimoodus’s 300 acres are testament to the commitment of the DEP to acquire and preserve important landscapes for both active and passive r...
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George Dudley Seymour State Park

George Dudley Seymour State Park
Clarkhurst Road
East Hampton, CT
Immerse yourself in George Dudley Seymour’s personal dream of large scale land protection.  Mr. Seymour and his foundation contribu...
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Meshomasic State Forest

Meshomasic State Forest
Reservoir Rd
East Hampton, CT
Activities: Fishing, Hiking, Letterboxing, Hunting, Additional Recreational Trail Use Information Services: Parking,Public Sho...
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Dart Island State Park

Dart Island State Park
Connecticut River, Middletown
Middletown, CT
Acres: 19 Activities: Bird Watching, Boating, Fishing Fee:  There is no parking fee at this park.
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Haddam Island State Park

Haddam Island State Park
Connecticut River
Haddam, CT
Located in the center of the Connecticut River between Haddam Neck and Haddam, this 14 acre state park was originally known as Thirty Mile Island. ...
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Day Pond State Park

Day Pond State Park
Rt. 149
Colchester, CT
Visitors to Day Pond State Park will find the stone foundation reminders of the colonial era when water from the pond powered the nearby sawmill. N...
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Haddam Meadows State Park

Haddam Meadows State Park
Route 154
Town of Haddam, CT
Haddam Meadows State Park overlooks the scenic Connecticut River and offers opportunities for boating, fishing, and picnicking. In colonial times ...
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Brainard Homestead State Park

Brainard Homestead State Park
Creek Row Road
East Haddam, CT
Acres: 25 Activities: Bird Watching, Field Sports, Hiking Services:  Walk-in Park Fee: There is no parking fee at this ...
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Higganum Reservoir State Park

Higganum Reservoir State Park
Chester Bowles Highway
Higganum, CT
Acres: 147  Activities: Boating (car top), Fishing, Hiking, Hunting Services:  Walk-In Park, Car Top Boat Ramp Fee:&nbs...
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Cockaponset State Forest

Cockaponset State Forest
18 Ranger Road
Haddam, CT
Enjoy a variety of activities in Connecticut's second largest state forest. Cockaponset, named after an Indian chief who's buried in the Pons...
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Eagle Landing State Park

Eagle Landing State Park
19 Bridge Road
Haddam, CT
Any acquisition of frontage along the Connecticut River is highly valued for its premium location and natural heritage significance. Eagle Landing ...
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Salmon River State Forest

Salmon River State Forest
Route 16
Colchester, CT
Get a glimpse of earlier times as you walk through one of Connecticut's covered bridges.  Enjoy a day of fishing and a picnic along the Salmon...
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Gay City State Park

Gay City State Park
Route 85
Hebron, CT
Gay City State Park offers a glimpse into Connecticut's industrial roots with over 1500 acres of endless opportunities for outdoor fun including th...
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Gillette Castle State Park

Gillette Castle State Park
67 River Road
East Haddam, CT
It looks like a medieval fortress, but a step inside the stone castle reveals the built-in couches, table trackway, and woodcarvings that all point...
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Millers Pond State Park Reserve

Millers Pond State Park Reserve
Foot Hills Road
Durham, CT
Visit a Connecticut State Park or Forest and explore the wealth of diverse natural areas and unique features that will make your experience memorab...
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River Highlands State Park

River Highlands State Park
115 Field Road
Crromwell, CT
River Highlands State Park is located in the central CT town of Cromwell.  As its name suggests it features high bluffs on the banks of the Co...
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Devil's Hopyard State Park

Devil's Hopyard State Park
366 Hopyard Road
East Haddam, CT
In 1919, the former State Park and Forest Commission obtained an 860 acre parcel located in the Millington section of Haddam. The principle feature...
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Dinosaur State Park

Dinosaur State Park
400 West Street
Rocky Hill, CT
If you like dinosaurs, you'll love our 200 million-year-old fossil trackway, interactive exhibits and the chance to cast your own dinosaur footprin...
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Air Line State Park Trail

Air Line State Park Trail
Smith Street
East Hampton, CT
Though the rails are long gone, this rail bed once offered fashionable, rapid transit from New York to Boston.  Those who travel the corridor ...
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