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Wooster Mountain State Park
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Wooster Mountain State Park Beaver Houses © Gary Jordan
Wooster Mountain State Park Hiking Trail © Gary Jordan
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Wooster Mountain State Park Bennetts Pond © Gary Jordan
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Wooster Mountain State Park, located in Danbury, Connecticut is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. It features rugged terrain ideal for hiking and an established shooting range. The park's 444 acres are home to diverse wildlife species including deer and birds of prey. Visitors can enjoy scenic views from the mountain top or explore various trails winding through dense forests filled with oak trees.

History of the Area
Located in Danbury, Connecticut, the park was established in 1920. It's named after General David Wooster of Revolutionary War fame. The area is known for its rugged terrain and scenic views.

In the mid-20th century, it became a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts due to hunting opportunities and hiking trails. A shooting range was added later which attracts sportsmen from across New England.

The state acquired additional land over time expanding the park's size significantly by late 1970s.

Today it remains an important recreational site with activities like fishing also gaining popularity among visitors besides traditional attractions such as hiking or bird watching.

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.

- Wooster Mountain State Park Trail: A 1.6-mile loop trail, moderately trafficked and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips; offers a number of activity options.

- Blue/Red Loop via Yellow Trail: This is an approximately 2.5 miles long moderate level hike that features beautiful wild flowers and wildlife sightings; best suited for intermediate hikers due to some steep sections.

- Red Circle Route: An easy-to-follow route marked with red circles on trees along the way; covers about one mile in distance through dense forest areas offering plenty of shade during summer months.

- White Square Pathway: Marked by white squares painted onto tree trunks this pathway stretches around two miles featuring rocky terrain which can be challenging but rewarding at times as it leads up to stunning viewpoints overlooking surrounding landscapes

- Green Triangle Track : Known among bird watchers because its diverse habitats attract various species throughout year-round seasons ; roughly three quarters of a mile long making it ideal choice if you are short on time or prefer shorter hikes

-Yellow Diamond Course : Approximately half-a-mile-long course suitable even for beginners thanks to relatively flat ground covered mostly by grasslands providing excellent opportunities spotting local flora fauna while enjoying leisurely stroll under open sky

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
October 17 shooting ranges by cc
park review stars; one to five awesome place range officers are good too, reasonable and safe place to shoot, hope it stays there forever, or at least untill the anti gun nuts leave us alone
January 25 Friendly place by Sylvan
park review stars; one to five I drive from NYC to shoot at Wooster as the people are great and it is a save environment. Great range officers and The best area to relax and shoot Wooster puts Blue Mountain to shame as NY range officers shake the shooters down ($20) to give them pointers
August 29 Great place to Shoot by Rodolfo Fierro
park review stars; one to five When the weather is good you can not find a nicer place to shoot. The price is good too, $20 for the day. Pistol & Rifle shooting is on Sat. Sun. & Wens. Trapp is on Tues.
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Area Fishing Related Businesses
Valley Angler
56 Padanaram Rd
Danbury, CT
(203) 792-8324
Candlewood Bait & Tackle Co
2 Germantown Rd
Danbury, CT
(203) 743-2221
Cross River Sportsman Shack
759 Route 35
Cross River, NY
(914) 763-9255
Area Cabins and Lodges
18 Old Ridgebury Road
Danbury, CT
(203) 794-0600
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From New York City:
- Head north on FDR Drive
- Take exit 17 for I-278 E toward Triboro Bridge/Grand Central Pkwy.
- Merge onto Robert F Kennedy Bridge
- Continue onto Grand Central Parkway, then take the Interstate 678 N/Hutchinson River Pkwy exit.

To Connecticut via Hutchinson River Parkway North:
- Follow signs for Whitestone Br/Bronx/New Haven and merge with I-678 N.
- Keep left at fork to continue towards Hutchinson River Pkwy N.

On CT Route 35 in Ridgefield, Connecticut:
- Turn right onto Main St.
- After about a mile turn slight right into Wilton Rd W which becomes NY State route after crossing state line

Arriving Wooster Mountain State Park:
- The park is located off of US Route7 (Danbury Road) just south of Danbury city limits

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