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Haddam Meadows State Park 'Dock on the Connecticut River' © Gary Jordan
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Connecticut
River Valley Region
Haddam Meadows State Park
HADDAM MEADOWS STATE PARK
HADDAM MEADOWS STATE PARK
381 Route 80
Killingworth, Connecticut   06419

Phone: 860-663-2030
Toll Free: 866-287-2757
Haddam Meadows State Park
'Dock on the Connecticut River'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

Boat launch and dock open to the public

Haddam Meadows State Park
'Haddam Meadows'
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The meadows end of the park

Haddam Meadows State Park
'A Gaggle'
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Swans feeding off vegetation in the Connecticut River.

Haddam Meadows State Park
'Swan Dance'
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One swan gave me a classic pose.

Haddam Meadows State Park
'Spread Wings'
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A swan keeping its wings cleaned and groomed.

Haddam Meadows State Park
'Resident Swans I'
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If you look close enough this is a cluster of five swans that slept together on the ice. I obesrved while one by one they woke up and hopped back in the water.

Haddam Meadows State Park
'Resident Swans II'
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These swans were the last ones to get up and hop in the water after a nights sleep.

Haddam Meadows State Park overlooks the scenic Connecticut River and offers opportunities for boating, fishing, and picnicking.
History of the Area
In colonial times the broad floodplain that is now Haddam Meadows State Park played an important role in the agricultural economy of the area. Fertilized each year by spring flooding along the banks of the Connecticut River, it yielded abundant crops of hay and grain. After the harvest, the meadow was used as common pasture for all who owned livestock in Haddam.

Situated on the channel side of the river, the meadows were important in the last century as a shipping point. River steamers brought cargoes from New York and returned loaded with products like firewood or gin. Later, the railroad did a flourishing business carrying people to and from Saybrook to Hartford. Several local train stops were situated within the boundaries of the present park.

The park was created in 1944 with a gift of 154 acres from the Hazen Foundation.
Nearby Accommodations
Located along the CT Shoreline midway between New York City and Boston, and only one hour from Hartford, with tons of local attractions both on the Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River.
9.6 miles from park*
Tidewater Inn Bed and Breakfast - Madison, CTBBs / Inns
Located in the shoreline village of Madison, CT, the Inn offers a cozy and elegant atmosphere of antiques and estate furniture.
14.5 miles from park*
Boats and RVs
Rent My Camper.com, Inc - Shirley, NYMotor Home Campers
We'll Hook You Up with all the comforts of home including heat and AC. We deliver, setup and pickup. Our campers sleep up to 10. Just bring your food and clothes we've covered everything else, even clean linens and towels Camper is supplied with pots, pans, plates, bowls, cups, utensils, all your kitchen needs.
52.2 miles from park*


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Things To Do in the Area
RiverQuest-Connecticut River Expeditions - Haddam, CTBoating
Explore the Connecticut River aboard the R/V River Quest, an environmentally friendly 64', 60 passenger vessel docked at Eagle Landing State Park, Haddam, CT.
Web Site: ctriverquest.com
2.1 miles from park*
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Area Campgrounds

Riverdale Farm Campsites
111 River Road
Clinton, CT
860-669-5388


Nelson's Family Campground
71 Mott Hill Road
E. Hampton, CT


Wolf's Den Campground
256 Town Street
East Haddam, CT
860-873-9681


Markham Meadows Campground
7 Markham Road
East Hampton, CT
860-267-9738


Indianfield Campground
306 Old Calchester Road
Salem, CT
860-859-1320


Salem Farms Campground
39 Alexander Road
Salem, CT
860-859-2320


Witch Meadow Lake Campground
139 Witch Meadow Road
Salem, CT
860-859-1542


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
The Connecticut River Valley Inn - Glastonbury, CTBBs / Inns
Restored and updated to a 5 room inn, centrally located in the pastoral yet progressive town of Glastonbury, Connecticut. Just steps from either a medley of casual to fine dining restaurants or from quiet walks along the Connecticut River. A fusion of the historic past with the style, artistry and conveniences of the new millennium.
Web Site: ctrivervalleyinn.com/
16.7 miles from park*
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Directions
From the North: off I-91 south, take a left, Exit 20 onto Route 9. Take Exit 10 off Route 9 onto Route 154. Follow Route 154 and Haddam Meadows State Park is on the left.

From the South: take I-95, then take Exit 69 onto Route 9 north. Take a right onto Exit 7 onto Route 82. Go straight onto Route 154. Follow Route 154 and Haddam Meadows State Park is on the right.

From the East: off I-395, take Exit 80 onto Route 82. Follow Route 82 over the drawbridge. Take a right onto Route 154. Follow Route 154 north and Haddam Meadows State Park will be on the right.

From the West: off I-84 east, take a right, Exit 27 onto I-691. Follow I-691 to route 91 north, and then right onto Route 9 south. Follow Route 9 and take Exit 10 onto Route 154. Follow Route 154 and Haddam Meadows State Park is on the left.

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