MOHAWK STATE PARK
Mohawk State Park is a serene natural sanctuary known for its dense forests and mountainous terrain. It offers hiking trails with panoramic views of the surrounding area from Mohawk Mountain's peak. The park also features picnic areas and winter sports opportunities like cross-country skiing or snowshoeing during snowy months. Its rich history includes being used as training grounds by ski troops during World War II.
Located in Cornwall, Connecticut, the park was established in 1921. It spans over 3,703 acres of forest and mountain terrain. The land was donated by White Memorial Foundation's Alain C. White.
In its early years it served as a ski area with three trails operating from around 1947 until their closure in circa-1975 due to financial difficulties.
The Mohawk Trail within the park is part of an ancient Native American path that connected Atlantic tribes with those on Lake Erie's shores.
Today it offers hiking opportunities along several miles of scenic trail including parts of Mattatuck State Forest and Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
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.