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9 Connecticut Parks That Are Definitely Worth the Visit

A (by no means comprehensive) list of state parks and open space to get you in the mood for sunny spring weather.

Ragged Mountain on the Metacomet Trail. Photo Credit: 5ju989nfhs50 via Wikipedia
Ragged Mountain on the Metacomet Trail. Photo Credit: 5ju989nfhs50 via Wikipedia
While talking about Connecticut’s environmental assets — mostly in the form of open space and state parks — it’s important to break away from the numbers and appreciate these natural gems.

The slideshow above features the Connecticut Patch editorial team’s picks for some of the best public parks to visit in the state.

These are some of our favorites but we know there are many more worthwhile hiking spots and nature preserves.

Where’s your favorite place in Connecticut to enjoy nature?



JERRY DOUGHERTY April 14, 2014 at 03:32 PM
Talcott Mountain State Park should not be overlooked.
JERRY DOUGHERTY April 14, 2014 at 03:39 PM
I would like to defend Fort Griswold State Park, also.
JERRY DOUGHERTY April 14, 2014 at 03:52 PM
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gcdougherty/sets/72157643591771774/ Photos of Connecticut State Parks.
Andrew Mitchell Blum CT April 18, 2014 at 12:28 PM
Kent Falls is terrible. Please everyone - no one go there! D) Andrew Mitchell Blum Fairfield, CT

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