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Chatfield Hollow State Park, Killingworth

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Chatfield Hollow State Park is a public recreation area occupying 412 acres (167 ha) that lie adjacent to Cockaponset State Forest in the town of Killingworth, Connecticut. The state park offers hiking trails, a swimming beach, trout fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing, and picnicking areas. Park attractions include 6.67-acre (2.70 ha) Schreeder Pond, Indian caves, historic sites, a restored water wheel, and a reproduction covered bridge. The park is managed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
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Chatfield Hollow State Park reviews

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TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
97 reviews
Google
4.8
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  • This beautiful, underrated state park is well worth a visit! It's in a less-visited part of the state, which is unfortunate, because this park is superb. It's clean and well-maintained, with lakes.....  more
    This beautiful, underrated state park is well worth a visit! It's in a less-visited part of the state, which is unfortunate, because this park is superb. It's clean and well-maintained, with lakes.....  more »
  • What a beautiful piece of heaven!! The walk around the lakes were amazing. Very clean and grounds well maintained. Loved the water wheel!! 
    What a beautiful piece of heaven!! The walk around the lakes were amazing. Very clean and grounds well maintained. Loved the water wheel!!  more »
  • I have lived in Connecticut all my life, but started exploring areas I had not been to after Covid hit, looking for some interesting ways to spend my time. Chatfield Hollow is a pretty, clean, well.....  more
    I have lived in Connecticut all my life, but started exploring areas I had not been to after Covid hit, looking for some interesting ways to spend my time. Chatfield Hollow is a pretty, clean, well.....  more »
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  • This is one of my favorite parks in the state. Was here yesterday, the park is popping with fall colors. A great place if you're looking to go out for a walk in the woods ( trails are easy to moderate) or a stroll along the paved roads with your dog. And there are many beautiful spots here to picnic along the creek. A shout out of appreciation to park staff, volunteers and visitors who keep the park and its facilities clean.
  • Great place to spend some time. Educational opportunities for ecology or history. Hike the trails through the woods or walk the paved roadway. The pond is a great place to swim and there are plenty of picnic tables throughout the park. Definitely dog friendly as almost all the people I saw there had one.
  • A beautiful park with plenty of hiking or walking trails. There is a small family friendly swimming area with toilets and changing rooms.
  • This place has such a cool marsh boardwalk. Right now (November) the paved road is closed. It's a nice easy flat walk. A few trails going into the woods,a covered bridge, a small cave is by the entrance parking lot as well. There is a lake in the middle with a beach which seemed like a nice place to vibe when its warmer out. Plenty of porto-potties spread throughout the place. Seems like a stellar place to walk your dog and/or bring the baby in a stoller.
  • This park is amazing! I love taking my 2-yr-old there. She always has so much fun and we have a different experience every time we go. There are many trails to explore, some harder than others, and so many options of places to go. Sometimes we stay by the lake, others we go on a walk to the water wheel. There are many available spots to barbecue as well, which our family loves to do. We love setting up the hammock, playing Frisbee, having a picnic and going on walks. This place is beautiful regardless of the season you go!

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