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#8 of 119 state parks in Connecticut

Best trails in Day Pond State Park

861 Reviews
Explore the most popular trails in Day Pond State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Day Pond State Park, is a small park centered around a pretty pond. The swimming area is very small and contained and there are no lifeguards. There is also a small roped-off beach area, best for young kids. There is a walking trail around the pond, and more extensive walking trails back into the woods. There are many trails to choose from and they are well marked. The Day Pond is also an attractive area for fishermen.

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Map of trails in Day Pond State Park
Park information
Acreage:
180 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Contact
(860) 295-9523
Helpful links
Top trails (3)
#1 - Salmon River Trail Loop from Comstock Bridge
Day Pond State Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 15 m
Portions of the trail are suitable for, and are used for, cross-country skiing and geocaching. Site-specific activities enjoyed along the route include bird watching, hunting (very limited), fishing, Show more
#2 - Salmon River Trail Loop from Day Pond
Day Pond State Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Salmon River Trail Loop from Day Pond is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Colchester, Connecticut that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily useShow more
#3 - Day Pond North Loop
Day Pond State Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
Day Pond North Loop is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Colchester, Connecticut that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options andShow more