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Chatfield Hollow State Park Covered bridge in Chatfield Hollow State Park © Angela Hansen
A classic, tranquil New England stream, complete with covered bridge
American Legion State Forest Farmington Canal Heritage Trail © Louis Galgano
Canal under bridge
Wadsworth Falls State Park Root © Haridas Pachuveetil
An interesting shaped root found on the main trail in the Wadsworth Falls state park.
Bolton Notch State Park Stepping into nature © Angela Hansen
Children play on one of the parks many paths, where it crosses under a freeway
Harkness Memorial State Park Wood carved pergola ceiling © Robin McMenamin
This has inspired me for the textiles I design.
Housatonic State Forest Approaching Deans Ravine © Angela Hansen
This is what the terrain looks like as you approach the Deans Ravine waterfall.
Harkness Memorial State Park Mansion, Pergola, Garden Wall © Craig Szwed
Late afternoon Summer sun behind photographer gives a special glow to Harkness mansion, pergola, and gardens.
Gillette Castle State Park Gillette Castle © Louis Galgano
Grand Central Station
Southford Falls State Park © Robin McMenamin
Harkness Memorial State Park The strength of columns © Robin McMenamin
The column divides the view of the mansion. Columns are great symbols of hard work. Harkness park is the true sign of hard work and the luxury to follow afterwards.
Harkness Memorial State Park Japanse Maple Hideaway © Robin McMenamin
The lines and the curvature of this tree is an example of how beauty lies in the imperfect. This tree never runs out of shapes. When it is covered in the summer, it is a perfect hideaway spot. Also, you can pay respects to the animals that once resided on these grounds.
Wadsworth Falls State Park Wadsworth Falls © Haridas Pachuveetil
Hopeville Pond State Park Peaceful Morning © william hernandez
Hopeville Pond State Park. Peaceful Morning
Kent Falls State Park Lower Falls Pool Driftwood © Craig Szwed
Driftwood and stream on far side of lower pool at Kent Falls State Park.
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7/16/2020 4:05:21 AM Fort Shantok State Park by FISHGORE302
Good place to access the river. - Not like the above post, this park is not on the Connecticut river, it is on the Thames river. The CT river is 30 minutes west of this river.
5/16/2020 5:59:07 PM Rocky Neck State Park by Christie Gilluly
Wildlife is abundant - I frequently ride my bike at Rocky Neck and this week I saw a Green Heron and a female duck with nine babies near the bridge and a female Red Fox walking across the road.
6/20/2018 6:07:36 AM Fort Griswold State Park by GMB
Folk fought for our freedom - So many people have fought and lost their lives so that we could be free. This fort is a good reminder that we can not take that fact too lightly. We still need to fight injustice!
2/23/2018 11:42:11 AM Cockaponset State Forest by Larry Foss
As a former empoyee - I relished my employment years of days gone by. One of BEST memories i have.
7/4/2017 5:27:14 AM Above All State Park by EK Images
Big disappointment - I visited Gillette Castle to find flower beds & pots all gone to weeds. Viewing the plants in the solarium looked stressed & brown. The Castle was closed due to budget restraints, yet the air conditioning was running. The gift shop & food court were open, why? There were only 3 cars in the parking lot. The wall to the pond is falling into itself. It would be better to close the park, than make it an embarrassment. People do travel from all over to find this.
6/11/2017 7:58:47 AM Pachaug State Forest by Susan Goulet
- People need to slow down when their driving Thru the park!! Driving wwayyy to fast
3/14/2017 8:20:24 PM Cockaponset State Forest by Vivian Chen
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - I think that Cockaponset State Forest has good things, I enjoyed horseback riding.
2/22/2017 6:42:10 PM Naugatuck State Forest by Doctor Rocker
An amazingly enchanted forest retreat - Solitude, scenery, interesting trails, amazing hikes, swimming and fishing holes, a magical wilderness, idyllic picnic potential, great date, worthwhile exploring. Love it!
1/1/2017 3:43:27 PM Gillette Castle State Park by Shoot to thrill
The Cliffs - If you can find it, it is well off a beaten path. There used to be a bridge near this castle that crossed the river, although it is gone now. There is still however a rock face that was part of the bridge. There just happens to be deep water there, and there are three heights of places to cliff jump. (tallest is 35 ft). Be aware though, you need to use a rope to climb back up. This makes the park amazing.
8/8/2016 8:08:25 AM Harkness Memorial State Park by KT
Seaside beauty - We were married at Harkness Memorial Park 17 Years ago. At sunset in August the gardens were in full bloom.
11/17/2015 7:32:41 PM Campbell Falls State Park
Wonderful, peaceful waterfall - We viewed Campbell Falls in October and loved the peaceful place. Our only problem is we used the address given above in our GPS and ended up at Burr Pond/State Park. Can the address be changed above? We should have just followed the directions given.
10/25/2015 9:05:19 PM Gillette Castle State Park by Dan
Spectacular - We were scouting this location for a film, and fell in love with the castle and surrounding area. Stunning views of the river and beautiful trails. Autumn is amazing up there.
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