In the Area
Other Nearby State Recreation Areas Include:
American Legion and Peoples State Forests, Barkhamsted
Location: Follow Route 44 west to Route 318 in Barkhamsted. Turn right (east) on Route 318 east to Pleasant Valley and follow signs.
Activities: Camping, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Hunting, Picnicking, Snowmobiling, Stream Fishing
Charge: Weekends in season, campsite fee
Penwood State Park, Bloomfield
Location: Route 185 across from the Talcott Mountain parking area
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Picnicking, Ski Touring, Vista
Stratton Brook State Park, Simsbury
Location: 2 miles west of Simsbury on Route 309
Activities: Biking, Fishing, Hiking, Picnicking, Swimming
Charge: Daily, in season
Talcott Mountain State Park, Simsbury
Location: from the intersection of routes 167 and 10 in Simsbury proceed south 1.75 miles to Route 185. Turn left (east) and follow for 1.5 miles to park entrance.
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking, Observation Tower (seasonal), Vista