Connecticut: A Guide to the State Parks & Historic Sites
This guide is a must for both visitors and residents who want to enjoy the wide range of recreational opportunities offered here. Connecticut measures 90 miles east to west, 75 miles north to south, with the Connecticut River cutting the state in half. It is rolling and hilly and ever changing. It is tiny, to say the least, but this wonderful state offers some of the best kept parks and forests anywhere and will not disappoint you. Some of the parks are small, but they offer sanctuary for birds and wildlife - and even city-weary urban dwellers. Algonquin State Forest, Cockaponset State Forest, Edward Steichen Memorial Wildlife Preserve, Housatonic Meadows State Park, Macedonia Brook State Park, Rocky Neck State Park, Salmon River State Forest, Salt Meadow National Wildlife Refuge - these are just a few of close to 40 state parks and forests described in this guide. Then there are the historic sites, from Weir Farm National Historic Site to the Yale University Art Gallery, Florence Griswold Museum to the Connecticut Impressionist Art Trail. This guide will help you find the perfect place for a weekend getaway, active family outing, quiet wilderness retreat - almost any type of outdoor experience you desire. Included are nature trails, scenic drives, historic sites, location maps, hiking tips and all the contact information you need.
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