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Wharton Brook State Park

Route 5, North Haven, CT
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This park is in my hometown. I take the grandkids there as you can fish, swim, hike. It is small... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
North Haven, Connecticut
Not what it used to be......

I have been visiting this park since I was a kid, Apparently the budget cuts in the State have... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Ruthi K
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12 Mar 2017
“Not what it used to be......”
5 days ago
Route 5, North Haven, CT
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This park is in my hometown. I take the grandkids there as you can fish, swim, hike. It is small but it is quiet and relaxing. It is nice to bring down a basket lunch or dinner. It closes at sundown. I have enjoyed going...More

Reviewed 12 March 2017

I have been visiting this park since I was a kid, Apparently the budget cuts in the State have affected the upkeep of out State Parks as it is evident here that things have been "let go". Swimming area is frequently closed down through out...More

Thank Ruthi K
Reviewed 21 June 2016

When I was a kid I went to this park 2 weeks very summer for swimming lessons. The park looks about the same, but they have put in some restrictions regarding where you can swim. Brought back some great memories.

Thank niagarariverfatman
Reviewed 25 April 2016

A small park tucked away in a corner of North Haven. A secluded hideaway with a lake for fishing and swimming. There are trails for walking and areas for picnicking. The lake is stocked for fishing. For those seeking some outdoor leisure activities without having...More

Thank Thea1201
Reviewed 2 April 2016

I grew up in North Haven in the 60's and we swam here and had many wonderful times picnicking and swimming, hiking and picnicking is all that should be done here today..

2  Thank Kathleeno225
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Just a quiet place to enjoy outdoorsno fees,wading area,trails to walk,good area for frisbee easy access from highway

Thank proudmarydj
Reviewed 19 May 2015

This little park is a nice getaway place in the Wallingford-Meriden-Berlin, CT area. It's claim to fame include a sandy beach area for swimming, fishing, picnic areas, pavillions w/grills, short hiking trails, nature views and open areas for kicking a ball around or flipping a...More

Thank RockawayCamper
Reviewed 1 July 2014

I really don't like anything about the park.There are no walking trails and the pond at the park is not very inviting to take a dip. Just not a great place to have a picnic nothing exciting.

Thank maverieck
Reviewed 8 April 2013

This is a pretty small state park, small beach area and picnic area....highway borders it too. It was a bit dirty last time i went.

Thank Loki70
Reviewed 2 September 2012

It's a peaceful spot, great place for a picnic, not crowded. A well kept secret. Great tadpoles, educational water science trip.

Thank DDVasseur
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What is the address or directions from north Branford?
2 July 2016|
Response from niagarariverfatman | Reviewed this property |
The park is on Route 5 a few miles north of North Haven center. Easiest way to get there would be to get on route 91 heading north and get off at the North Haven exit, which puts you right on route 5. Head north and the... More