Gay City State Park offers a glimpse into Connecticut's industrial roots with over 1500 acres of endless opportunities for outdoor fun including the exploration of extinct mill-town ruins and stone foundations.

mountain biking
4 months ago

This place is good for beginners who want to get the taste of hardcore downhills when it comes to biking. This is not a very long trail but some patches are very rugged and rocky which will give u a feel of pure mountain biking.

mountain biking
4 months ago

This trail is really good if you want to hike or mountain bike. The difficulty is definitely moderate and the trail size is small. There are many rocky down hills but nothing crazy. Not for average bikes because the terrain is bumpy at places.

hiking
6 months ago

This was a fabulous hike! Tons of choices, easy to follow trail maps at various points. Signposts state which trails are easiest. I loved that the red trail had some elevation and slightly more challenging areas.

walking
9 months ago

For an easy afternoon hike with several nice views of ponds and Brooks, this is a great trail.

hiking
10 months ago

This State Park offers so much for a family day. There is swimming, hiking, & fishing. There is also a nice picnic area and rec field. The trails we hiked were moderate to easy most of the time. We did the majority of the Red Trail and then ventured out on the Blue Trail, Shenipset trail that took us to Birch Mountain Road and across it where we entered another trail system. ( See my tracks) We extended the hike to just under 10 miles. The trails were very well marked and interesting to follow. There were hills, brooks, rivers and a small lake or two.The trails are clean and the scenery varying. It will make a most picturesque hike once the leaves are out.
See the photos for a map of the other trail system across Birch Mountain Road.

horseback riding
1 year ago

Beautiful but a bit rocky grateful pony had on trail boots

hiking
1 year ago