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Kent Falls State Park Lower Falls Pool Driftwood © Craig Szwed
Driftwood and stream on far side of lower pool at Kent Falls State Park.
Housatonic State Forest Approaching Deans Ravine © Angela Hansen
This is what the terrain looks like as you approach the Deans Ravine waterfall.
American Legion State Forest Farmington Canal Heritage Trail © Louis Galgano
Canal under bridge
Harkness Memorial State Park Mansion, Pergola, Garden Wall © Craig Szwed
Late afternoon Summer sun behind photographer gives a special glow to Harkness mansion, pergola, and gardens.
Harkness Memorial State Park Wood carved pergola ceiling © Robin McMenamin
This has inspired me for the textiles I design.
Kent Falls State Park Lower Falls Pool Driftwood © Craig Szwed
Driftwood and stream on far side of lower pool at Kent Falls State Park.
Housatonic State Forest Approaching Deans Ravine © Angela Hansen
This is what the terrain looks like as you approach the Deans Ravine waterfall.
Gillette Castle State Park Gillette Castle © Louis Galgano
Grand Central Station
Bolton Notch State Park Stepping into nature © Angela Hansen
Children play on one of the parks many paths, where it crosses under a freeway
Harkness Memorial State Park The strength of columns © Robin McMenamin
The column divides the view of the mansion. Columns are great symbols of hard work. Harkness park is the true sign of hard work and the luxury to follow afterwards.
Chatfield Hollow State Park Covered bridge in Chatfield Hollow State Park © Angela Hansen
A classic, tranquil New England stream, complete with covered bridge
Wadsworth Falls State Park Root © Haridas Pachuveetil
An interesting shaped root found on the main trail in the Wadsworth Falls state park.
American Legion State Forest Farmington Canal Heritage Trail © Louis Galgano
Canal under bridge
Southford Falls State Park © Robin McMenamin
Harkness Memorial State Park Japanse Maple Hideaway © Robin McMenamin
The lines and the curvature of this tree is an example of how beauty lies in the imperfect. This tree never runs out of shapes. When it is covered in the summer, it is a perfect hideaway spot. Also, you can pay respects to the animals that once resided on these grounds.
Connecticut's Litchfield Hills Region Parks

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State Parks
Parks in this region are near these Connecticut Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
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NEW MILFORD
Above All State Park
Above All State Park is an undeveloped public recreation area located in the town of Warren, Connecticut. The only park amenities are informal trails not maintained.........more >
Algonquin State Forest
Algonquin State Forest began as 92 acres in 1937, and has grown to a size of 2,545 acres today. The forest consists of several parcels in the towns of Colebrook and Winchester. The largest piece of the forest is along Sandy Brook in Colebrook. Most of the early acquisitions of Algonquin State Forest ........more >
American Legion State Forest
Established in 1925 to protect the streamflow at the headwaters of the Wisconsin, Flambeau and Manitowish Rivers, the Northern-Highland American Legion NHAL State Forest occupies more than 222,000 acres. This is the largest state property in Wisconsin and the most visited. Over two million visitors ........more >
Black Rock State Park
Black Rock offers excellent swimming, hiking, scenic views, and Indian legend all tucked into the scenic rolling hills of the Western Highlands.........more >
Campbell Falls State Park
Visit a Connecticut State Park or Forest and explore the wealth of diverse natural areas and unique features that will make your experience memorable.........more >
Dennis Hill State Park
Hike to the summit of this 240-acre estate for panoramic views reaching as far away as New Hampshire. Fall foliage season makes Dennis Hill an autumn wonderland.........more >
George C Waldo State Park
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Haystack Mountain State Park
Travel the twisting mountain road or hike the rugged trail to the top, either way you will be astounded at the beauty of mountain laurel in June and the spectacular colors of foliage in the fall.........more >
Housatonic Meadows State Park
Camping under the tall pines on the riverbank at Housatonic Meadows evokes a genuine back-to-nature feeling. The clear, cold river water also provides a fine opportunity for fly fishermen to test their skills on trout and bass.........more >
Housatonic State Forest
Housatonic State Forest consists of nearly 10,000 acres in 5 towns. It is the only Connecticut state forest containing part of the world-famous Appalachian Trail AT. This trail runs for over 2,100 miles, from Georgia to Maine. More than 3,000 acres of original purchases for the state forest were ........more >
Humaston Brook State Park
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Kent Falls State Park
Wander across the covered bridge, hike the falls, and feel the mist on your face as water cascades 250' down on its way to joining the Housatonic River.........more >
Lake Waramaug State Park
Scenically, few bodies of water in Connecticut can rival the picturesque setting of Lake Waramaug. When vivid fall foliage is mirrored in the unrippled lake surface, the park becomes a mecca for sightseers and photographers.........more >
Macedonia Brook State Park
Hike the Blue Trail across Cobble Mountain and other peaks for outstanding views of the Catskill and Taconic mountains which offer splendid foliage viewing.........more >
Mattatuck State Forest
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Mohawk State Forest
A clear, cold river cascades through Mohawk Trail State Forest along a rocky streambed. One of the most scenic woodland areas in Massachusetts, the state forest offers visitors a taste of real wilderness in a rustic setting. Over 6,000 acres of mountain ridges, deep gorges and tall old-growth trees ........more >
Mount Bushnell State Park
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Mount Tom State Park
Go swimming and have a picnic at Mount Tom, then hike the trail to the stone lookout tower for some memorable views.........more >
Nepaug State Forest
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Paugnut State Forest
Paugnut State Forest came into existence in 1929, when the State purchased 1127 acres. This purchase included a lookout tower that was established by the American Brass Company. Years ago, a series of towers were found throughout the state to serve the purpose of locating forest fires. Today, this tower, ........more >
Peoples State Forest
Four season fun can be found at American Legion/Peoples State Forests which offer the region's finest fishing, hunting and winter sporting activities nestled amid the wooded splendor.........more >
Wyantenock State Forest
Wyantenock State Forest is one of the best-kept secrets of Litchfield County The forest consists of over 4,000 acres scattered among nine different parcels of land, spread throughout the towns of Warren, Kent and Cornwall. Many of these blocks of forest have little or no public access and Wyantenock ........more >
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