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Litchfield Hills Region
Macedonia Brook State Park
Macedonia Brook State Park Campgrounds © Gary Jordan
Our campsite was 51. This is a picture taken from our campsite looking at 49 50.
Macedonia Brook State Park Fall Colors I © Gary Jordan
Maple trees in dynamic fall beauty.
159 Macedonia Brook Road
Kent, Connecticut   06757

Phone: 860-927-3238
Toll Free: 866-287-2757
Reservations: 860-927-4100
Hike the Blue Trail across Cobble Mountain and other peaks for outstanding views of the Catskill and Taconic mountains which offer splendid foliage viewing.
History of the Area
The 2,300-acre Macedonia Brook State Park, originated with a 1,552-acre gift from the White Memorial Foundation of Litchfield in 1918. The park's exciting terrain has resulted from the slow wearing down of its hard rock formation base. The Blue Trail crosses Cobble Mountain and several other peaks, offering outstanding views of the Catskills and Taconics. Numerous springs and streams add to the pleasure of hiking. The land was once the domain of the Scatacook Indians, who derived their name from the nearby confluence of the Housatonic and Ten Mile Rivers. After Kent was settled in 1738, the Indians and settlers shared this area in comparative harmony. During the Revolutionary War, one hundred Scatacook volunteers operated a signal system along the peaks up the river valley. As the original Kent owners moved away or died, many of the woodland parcels west of the Housatonic were sold or left to a commercial and farming settlement called Macedonia.

Commercial activity in Macedonia included cider, grist, and saw mills in addition to a substantial iron producing industry. The local company store was a thriving business and bustling gathering place where teams constantly arrived and departed. The iron industry played an important role in early Connecticut history. Operating both in Kent and the village of Macedonia, the Kent Iron Company's iron furnace, two forges and a puddling works converted cast iron to malleable iron. Most of it was modified into a variety of implements, such as crowbars, wagon wheel rims, and agricultural instruments. Remains of the second forge, a stamping works, are still visible at the southern end of the park. Because these processes required vast amounts of charcoal, by 1848 all original timber had been used. Only at this time was a committee formed to prevent the waste of wood. Eventually, competition from larger Pennsylvania mines forced the Macedonia furnace to close in 1865. Many years later, the National Park Service established a Conservation Corps Camp at the park and much site improvement work was accomplished.
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 12 A Locals Getaway Spot!
This park is one of my favorite places to run, with well maintained trails and beautiful scenery. The hilltop lake is always one of my favorite places to take a deep breath and enjoy rural Connecticut!
May 22 Great Place by LOS
Macedonia is a great park to visit and camp. It is a REAL camp facility with lots of trees and hiking trails. Most of the sites have shade. It is jsut such a beautiful place. Dont miss it!!

Area Campgrounds
Cozy Hills Campground
1311 Route 202 Bantam Road
Bantam, CT
Hemlock Hill Camp Resort
118 Hemlock Hill Road
Litchfield, CT

Follow Route 341 west from the intersection of Route 341 and Route 7 in the center of Kent. Turn right onto Macedonia Brook Road. Stay left at the intersection of Macedonia Brook and Fuller Mountain Roads. Look for park signs.


Connecticut State Parks