Best State Parks around North Branford, CT

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Tri Mountain State Park

Tri Mountain State Park
99 North Brandord Road
Wallingford, CT
Acres: 157 Activities: Hiking Fee:  There is no parking fee at this park.
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Farm River State Park

Farm River State Park
Route 142, Mansfield Grove Rd.
East Haven, CT
Farm River State Park may not rank high on the list of parks by size but it is well placed when ranked by location.  Taking its head...
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Quinnipiac River State Park

Quinnipiac River State Park
200 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT
The Quinnipiac River flows 38 miles from its headwaters in Plainville to its mouth in New Haven. Nearly six of those miles and 323 acres of floodpl...
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Sleeping Giant State Park

Sleeping Giant State Park
200 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT
Two miles of mountaintop resembling a large man lying in repose, the "sleeping giant", is a popular feature of the south central Connecticut skylin...
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Farmington Canal State Park Trail

Farmington Canal State Park Trail
0.6 mile west of the Cornwall Street and Route 10 intersection
Hamden, CT
The Farmington Canal, also known as the New Haven and Northampton Canal, stretched 84 miles from Northampton, Massachusetts to New Haven, Connectic...
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Wharton Brook State Park

Wharton Brook State Park
Route 5
Wallingford, CT
Located on wooded, sandy knolls, Wharton Brook offers solitude for a quiet, peaceful picnic. In 1918-1920, this Park was known as a traveler's way...
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Chatfield Hollow State Park

Chatfield Hollow State Park
381 Route 80
Killingworth, CT
Chatfield Hollow Brook flows toward Long Island Sound between two high ridges covered with oak, beech, and hickory. In 1934, the Civilian Conservat...
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Hubbard Park's Castle Craig Tower

Hubbard Park's Castle Craig Tower
999 W Main St
Meriden, CT
Castle Craig Tower is a stone observation tower atop East Peak in Meriden.  The tower, which was dedicated on October 29, 1900, was given to t...
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West Rock Ridge State Park

West Rock Ridge State Park
Wintergreen Avenue
Hamden, CT
Rising up to 627 feet above mean sea level, West Rock Ridge is one of the most prominent features of the New Haven region. West Rock affords the vi...
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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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Hammonasset Beach State Park

Hammonasset Beach State Park
1288 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT
ActivitiesBicyclingCampingCar-Top BoatingFishingPicnickingSaltwater FishingSaltwater SwimmingWalking Trails
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Wadsworth Falls State Park

Wadsworth Falls State Park
721 Wadsworth Street
Middletown, CT
Enjoy hiking or biking the varied trails of the park or spend some time enjoying the beautiful falls. For a longer stay, visit the designated swimm...
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Lamentation Mountain State Park

Lamentation Mountain State Park
230 Plymouth Rd
Berlin, CT
Activities: Hiking, Scenic Vistas Fee:  There is no parking fee at this park.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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