STRATTON BROOK STATE PARK
Stratton Brook is a completely wheelchair accessible park offering swimming, picnicking and interpretive programs in a beautifully wooded setting.
The proximity of Stratton Brook to the Hartford metropolitan area has made it one of the better known small parks of the State. It was originally called Massacoe State Forest and was acquired to demonstrate forest fire control adjacent to railroads. The railroad tracks have been replaced by an impressive bike trail shaded by white pines and traveling over scenic brooks. In 1996, this park became Connecticut's first state park that is completely accessible by wheelchair.
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.
Stratton Brook State Park is located near Agawam, Avon and Bloomfield
- Stratton Brook Main Trail: A 2.5-mile loop trail that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels, primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips.
- Mountain Bike Loop: This moderately difficult route spans approximately 3 miles through the park's diverse terrain; ideal for mountain biking but also suitable for hikers seeking a more challenging path.
- Blue Blazed Hiking Trail: Part of Connecticut's extensive blue-blaze system with an approximate length of about two miles within the park boundaries; it features moderate inclines and beautiful forest scenery.
- Picnic Grove Pathway: An easy half mile walk from parking area to picnic grove offering serene woodland surroundings perfect for families or those looking to enjoy a leisurely stroll in nature.
-Simbsury Reservoir Walkway : A short yet picturesque .75 mile hike along Simsbury reservoir providing stunning water views throughout most seasons.
-Farmington River Trails Connection : The state park connects directly into this popular multi-use rail-trail spanning over 80+ miles across central CT ; accessible via main entrance off Farms Village Road .
-Winter Sports Paths : During winter months , several trails are groomed specifically designed towards cross-country skiing & snowshoeing activities - exact lengths vary based on weather conditions each season .
-Pond Nature Loop : Easy one-mile circular track around pond featuring abundant wildlife sightings including various bird species , turtles etc.; great option if you're interested in photography or bird watching .
From the south and east: take I-91 north, Exit 36 (Route 178). Take a left at the end of the exit ramp onto Route 178 west. At the intersection of Route 178 and Route 185, turn right onto Route 185. Follow Route 185 to the intersection of Routes 10 and 202. Turn right onto Routes 10 and 202 north; go 1.8 miles to the intersection of Route 309. Turn left onto Route 309. Follow Route 309 for 1.6 miles to Stratton Brook on the left.
From the north: take I-91 south, Exit 40 (Route 20 west). Follow Route 20 west to the center of Granby. At the intersection of Routes 10 and 202, turn left onto Routes 10 and 202. Follow Routes 10 and 202 for 6.1 miles to the junction of Route 309. Turn right onto Route 309, and then follow Route 309 for 1.6 miles to Stratton Brook on the left.
From the west: take Route 44 east to the intersection of Routes 10 and 202. Turn left onto Routes 10 and 202 and follow for 4.6 miles to the intersection of Route 309. Turn left onto Route 309 and follow Route 309 for 1.6 miles to Stratton Brook on the left.