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Rocky Glen State Park 'Sunlit Canopy' © Gary Jordan
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Connecticut
Connecticut
Fairfield County Region
Fairfield County Region
Rocky Glen State Park
Rocky Glen State Park
ROCKY GLEN STATE PARK
ROCKY GLEN STATE PARK
Rocky Glen State Park
'Sunlit Canopy'
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Rocky Glen State Park
'1890 Iron Bridge'
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Old iron bridge runs across stream bordering park. Plaque on bridge reads BUILT 1890 BY DEAN WESTBROOK BRIDGE ENGINEERS N.Y. SELECTMEN W.H. GLOVER. J. GREEN. C.WINTON. CLERK M.J. HOULUHAN The steel used is stamped PHONIX IRON CO. PHILAD P.A.

Rocky Glen State Park
'Walking Path'
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Rocky Glen State Park
'Old Rubber Factory'
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The history of this area is quite interesting particularly since this factory is in quite good shape. This is one of two multi-story brick buildings that remain today. The other was a mill, 2 miles from this factory.

Rocky Glen State Park
'Old Building Remains'
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Rocky Glen State Park
'Spillway'
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From the path that runs by the stream can be seen an old spillway. In 1839, Charles Goodyear discovered the process for vulcanizing rubber at a shop in Sandy Hook which gave rise to the American rubber industry and lead to the establishment of a rubber factory in Rocky Glen. There was a plaque at the park that said the Irish workers lived on the side of the river that the park is on and crossed over the old iron bridge to work at the rubber factory.


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Things To Do in the Area
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.
38.3 miles from park*
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Area Fishing Related Businesses
Valley Angler
56 Padanaram Rd
Danbury, CT
(203) 792-8324
Candlewood Bait & Tackle Co
2 Germantown Rd
Danbury, CT
(203) 743-2221
Area Cabins and Lodges
A Tres Jolie Day Spa LLC
522 Heritage Rd
Southbury, CT
(203) 264-0515
Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
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.
37.6 miles from park*
Weather Forecast, (06482)

USA Parks
USA Parks
Connecticut
Connecticut
Fairfield County Region
Fairfield County Region
Rocky Glen State Park
Rocky Glen State Park