SQUANTZ POND STATE PARK
Squantz Pond offers four season enjoyment with steep, wooded slopes, a cool, blue pond and colorful foliage to delight visitors throughout the year.
Squantz Pond immerses the visitor in a "mountain like" setting. Steep, wooded slopes disappear into the cool, blue pond below. In the fall, the park becomes a haven for photographers capturing the colorful reflection of the foliage in the mirrored surface of the water.
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.
Squantz Pond State Park is located near Bethel, Brewster and Brookfield
- Squantz Pond Loop Trail: A 2.9-mile moderately trafficked loop trail that features a lake and is suitable for all skill levels; offers several activity options.
- Henry Abbott Technical School to Squantz Pond State Park Trail: This route covers approximately 5 miles, starting from the technical school in Danbury through wooded areas leading up to the park's pond area.
- Pootatuck State Forest via Bigelow Hollow Road: An approximate distance of about 3.6 miles, this moderate level hike takes you into neighboring state forest land with beautiful views along the way.
- Short Woods Brook Nature Preserve Hike: Roughly around one mile long, it provides hikers an easy stroll amidst nature preserve near Squantz Pond; ideal for bird watching or leisure walking sessions
-Squantz View Drive Trails - These trails are not well-marked but offer some challenging terrain over their roughly two-mile length within residential neighborhoods adjacent to the park.
-Pine Hill Rd To Reservoir Stroll - Approximately half-a-mile walkway offering serene reservoir sights perfect for quick strolls or jogging routines
-Mountain Laurel Lane Walkabout - Around three-quarters of a mile long pathway featuring dense foliage and scenic beauty throughout its course
-Bear Mountain Reservation Paths - Though technically outside of Squntz Park boundaries (approximately five-minute drive), these paths provide additional hiking opportunities ranging between .8 and four-miles each depending on chosen path
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From the West/New York area: take I-684 onto I-84 east toward Danbury. Take Exit 5 and go left at the traffic light onto Route 39 north, following the signs to Squantz Pond. The park is located off Route 39 approximately 4? miles north of the center of New Fairfield.
From East on I-84: take Exit 6 in Danbury. Take a right at the traffic light onto Route 37. Follow the signs on Route 37 until you arrive in New Fairfield Center. Take a right at the traffic light onto Route 39 traveling north for approximately 4? miles to the park entrance.
From lower Fairfield County area: go north on Route 7 onto I-84 east to Danbury. Take Exit 5 and go left at the traffic light onto Route 39 north, following the signs to Squantz Pond. The park is located off Route 39 approximately 4? miles north of the center of New Fairfield.
From Bridgeport area: go north onto Route 25 onto I-84 west. Take Exit 5 and go left at the traffic light onto Route 39 north, following the signs to Squantz Pond. The park is located off Route 39 approximately 4? miles north of the center of New Fairfield.