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Great hiking trails, unfortunately this is not a good time of year to be in the park. The bugs making hiking very difficult, even if you are covered in bug spray. The best time to go hiking is in the spring and fall. There are...More
This would have been a relaxed, scenic stroll on a flat, wooded path heading to the riverbank - except that we were assailed by mosquitos the entire way. Cue the whining by the kids. Come with big spray and enjoy.
This park is quiet and out of the way. Blink and you'll drive right past it. The parking lot is very small, and the large wooden map a bit out of date, but the trails are marked and it's hard to get lost. If you...More
The Connecticut River is the largest river in New England, flowing south from the Connecticut Lakes in northern New Hampshire, along the border between New Hampshire and Vermont, through Western Massachusetts and central Connecticut into Long Island Sound at Old Saybrook, Connecticut
The trails are beautiful and well marked. We had a lot of fun crossing little bridges and walking on the little ledge paths of the trails we chose in this trip.
The only downside, which was huge, was that to get to the beach you...More
An amazing slice of Connecticut Valley flora and fauna. You very much felt like you were in a primitive place far from society. Believe we encountered bear footprints and even bare human footprints (?!?!). The river view and campground there is absolutely stunning, as is...More
I go past the park frequently. It has an especially clear view, in winter, of the ice floes on the CT river. Icebreakers regularly clear the ice to make it navigable. When the ice refreezes, it looks something like "ice cube tray ice cream" after...More