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Macedonia Brook State Park
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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.
Macedonia Brook State Park Park Bridge © Gary Jordan
A walkway bridge crosses the brook and leads to Cobble Mountain.
Macedonia Brook State Park Suns Light © Gary Jordan
Autumn colors seen as the sun peaks through.
Macedonia Brook State Park Campground Brook © Gary Jordan
A small brook runs through the campgrounds.
Macedonia Brook State Park Campground Pavillion © Gary Jordan
Macedonia Brook State Park Bridge Over Brook © Gary Jordan
This spot across the foot bridge is a great place to have a picnic.
Macedonia Brook State Park Pine Hill Lookout © Gary Jordan
A steep climb to the peak reveals great views from this lookout point. approx. 1,400 feet
Macedonia Brook State Park Remains of Old Iron Works © Gary Jordan
Remains of the Kent Iron Companys second forge, a stamping works, are still visible at the southern end of the park.circa mid- 1800s
Macedonia Brook State Park Pine Hill Lookout © Gary Jordan
A steep climb to the peak reveals great views from this lookout point. approx. 1,400 feet
Macedonia Brook State Park Macedonia State Park © Gary Jordan
Lake on the North End of Park
Macedonia Brook State Park Fall Colors © Gary Jordan
Lake on the North End of Park
Macedonia Brook State Park Prespective with Colors © Gary Jordan
From a lookout point in the park
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159 Macedonia Brook Road
Kent, Connecticut   06757

Phone: 860-927-3238
Toll Free: 866-287-2757
Reservations: 860-927-4100
Email: park email button icon
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.
Connecticut has made state parks, forests, trails, historic sites and beaches more accessible to our residents so they can enjoy the many attractions and beauty they offer. Under the Passport to the Parks program, parking fees are now eliminated at Connecticut State Parks for those with Connecticut registered vehicles. You can view the CONNECTICUT PASSPORT TO THE PARKS web page to learn more.
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- Tent Sites: The park offers 51 tent sites available for campers.
- Lean-to Camping: There are lean-tos available as well.
- Group Campsites: Large group campsites can be reserved in advance.
- RVs and Trailers: No facilities or hookups provided for these vehicles, but they're allowed on the premises.

Macedonia Brook State Park offers scenic picnic areas with tables, grills available. Enjoy meals amidst rolling hills and woodlands.
- Blue Trail: This is the park's main trail, approximately 6.8 miles long and featuring a challenging loop that offers stunning views of Catskill and Taconic mountains.

- Cobble Mountain Loop: A moderately difficult hike spanning about 2.4 miles; it takes you to the top of Cobble Mountain with panoramic vistas across Connecticut's rolling hills.

- Macedonia Ridge Trail: An extensive route covering around 7 miles, this path provides hikers with an opportunity to explore various terrains including hardwood forests, streams and rocky outcrops.

- White Circle Trail: At just under one mile in length (0.9), this short but steep trek leads up through dense woodland before reaching a scenic overlook at its peak point.

- Yellow Rectangle Connector Trails : These are shorter trails ranging from half-mile to two-miles-long each which connect different parts of the larger hiking routes within the park for more customized hikes based on individual preferences or abilities.

- Red Square Access Pathway : Primarily used as access points into other longer paths like Blue trail or Macedonia ridge trail; these pathways vary in lengths between quarter-mile to three-quarters-of-a-mile depending upon their location inside state park premises.

- Green Triangle Nature Walks : Shorter walks less than half-a-mile each focusing mainly on nature observation

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 12 A Locals Getaway Spot!
park review stars; one to five 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
park review stars; one to five 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!!
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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.

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