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USA Parks
Connecticut
River Valley Region
Millers Pond State Park
MILLERS POND STATE PARK
MILLERS POND STATE PARK
381 Route 80
Killingworth, Connecticut   06419

Phone: 860-663-2030
Toll Free: 866-287-2757
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Millers Pond State Park
'Park Entrance'
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A beautifully tree-lined entrance welcomes visitors to the park.

Millers Pond State Park
'Approaching the Lake'
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Glistening waters slowly appear as you meander down the level path that surrounds the lake.

Millers Pond State Park
'Cozy Alcoves'
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Cozy little alcoves are nestled in the shoreline...

Millers Pond State Park
'Outcrops'
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Numerous outcrops provide convenient fishing platforms and relaxing mini-vistas.

Millers Pond State Park
'Traquil Waters'
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Tranquil views of outcrops that dot the lakes banks are visible across the unspoiled, crystal blue waters.

Millers Pond State Park
'Native Moss'
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Velvety moss pods pop out of the leaves...

Millers Pond State Park
'Scenic Views'
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Scenic views of stunning fall foliage along the way...

Millers Pond State Park
'Fall Foliage Reflections'
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This little stone-lined inlet frames the reflections of a firey red maple on its shore.

Millers Pond State Park
'Millers Pond II'
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Canoes are a method of transport used to tour the lake.

Millers Pond State Park
'Millers Pond I'
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Launch your canoe and be the first to disturb the water on a quiet day.

Millers Pond State Park
'Autumn Leaves'
© 2009

Thanksgiving Day - 2009

Millers Pond State Park
'Millers Pond'
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View from the trail

Millers Pond State Park
'Millers Pond'
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Leftover leaves

Millers Pond State Park
'Millers Pond'
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Gorgeous

Millers Pond State Park
'Millers Pond'
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View of the Pond

Millers Pond State Park
'Millers Pond'
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Base of a mossy tree

Millers Pond State Park
'North End'
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Hiking on the North end of the Pond

Millers Pond State Park
'Park Entrance'
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Walking into the park

Millers Pond State Park
'Millers Pond'
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Shadows on the shore

Millers Pond State Park
'Overcast'
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Thanksgiving Day 2009

Millers Pond State Park
'Millers Pond'
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Rocky Landscape

Millers Pond State Park
'Millers Pond'
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Reflections of a tree

Millers Pond State Park
'Millers Pond'
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Mossy Rock and Autumn leaves

Millers Pond State Park
'Millers Pond'
© 2009

Autumn branches overlooking the Pond

Millers Pond State Park
'Millers Pond'
© 2009

Timeline in Rock

Millers Pond State Park
'Millers Pond'
© 2009

Autumn brook

Miller's Pond is a scenic, quiet lake without a boat launch or beach. Numerous rock outcrops reach out into the pond to provide fishing platforms. An easy, flat trail circles the lake, although it is a little rocky in places, so shoes should be worn while hiking.
History of the Area
Millers Pond was acquired in 1955 by the State Park and Forest Commission from the heirs of Thomas Macdonough Russell with monies provided in the trust fund of George Dudley Seymour. At that time the park consisted of 30 acres of pond and 170 acres of wooded land in the towns of Durham and Haddam. In succeeding years the state purchased additional property, completing acquisition of all the land around the pond in 1972.

Millers Pond is unique in that its principal source of water comes from large springs which create a body of unpolluted water excellent for small mouth bass or trout. The original dam at the pond was erected some time before 1704. Thomas Miller built the upper dam to provide a reservoir to serve his gristmill further downstream.
Nearby Accommodations
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.
14.3 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.
50.4 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
4.5 miles from park*
CT Bike Tours.Com, LLC - Guilford, CTFamily Outting
Our Shoreline Bike Boat Tour is a leisurely paced guided ride along the coast on gently rolling hills. We combine it with a narrated 45 minute boat tour of the lovely Thimble Islands. If you have your own bikes and helmets, bring them. Custom guided rides are also available. Minimum age allowed is 16 yrs. old. The bicycle guide, boat tour, bikes, helmets and refreshments are all provided, all you need is your energy
Web Site: ctbiketours.com/
15.7 miles from park*
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 7 If people respect it, truly a treasure
Hospitable clean water, pleasant trails along the perimeter of the pond with generally harmless wildlife and wild edibles like evening primrose, wild grapes, sassafras, and spice bush. Harvest sustainably, please. Generally, respectful visitors from both the local and surrounding cities. However, as with any scenic area, there are always a few discretionarily challenged people who get inebriated and/or smash glass where people and their pets walk barefoot. PLEASE do your part to maintain the pristine qualities of this park by promptly reporting such reckless activity to the Environmental Conservation Police at 860-424-3333. If you are a frequent visitor, I suggest programming it into your cell phone. Thank you
July 11 millers pond by arie
i loved it there! millers pond is so fun i never wanted to leave! swiming was great too the water was great and so clean!
June 8 One of the best places by Koralin
its a quiet place, it has trails and little nooks for you and your family or friends to leave your things and swim across the pond. its beautiful


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


Totoket Valley RV Park
244 Foxon Road
North Branford, CT
203-484-0099


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/
15.7 miles from park*
Captain Stannard Bed and Breakfast Country Inn - Westbrook , CTBBs / Inns
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.
Web Site: stannardhouse.com/
15.2 miles from park*
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Directions
From Route 9: Take Exit 11. Follow 155 West. Turn left onto Millbrook Road. Bear left onto Foothills Road. Parking area is on the right.

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Connecticut
River Valley Region
Millers Pond State Park
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