Activities: Bird Watching, Car-top Boating, Picnicking Services: Fishing Pier, Access to Connecticut River

hiking
1 month ago

Great view of the river below when the leaves are gone.

Great day!

Cool place

hiking
3 months ago

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3 months ago

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hiking
4 months ago

on Gillette Castle Trail

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Gillette Castle state park is a nice place to visit and hike. You can tour the Castle home then hike the trails. Well worth seeing the building.
Our hike followed the personnel mini railroad that Gillette built, he was an actor who made big money in the early 1900's.
There are many trails on the property, some go down to the CT river, others follow the old RR bed and others wind around the property.
I always like following the RR bed trail. To each there own.
Oh yes, the views from the Castle are amazing of the CT river and beyond!
Well worth it for this alone. Enjoy.

hiking
6 months ago

We came the week before the museum and castle were open for the summer, so I can't speak to those, but the trails were sub par. They mostly just intersect across a small section of woods. There's a good view of the river and the castle is cool on the outside. I wouldn't recommend here for the hiking.

Really easy and had a great view.

Beautiful view, lovely place to go see, but it's not so much of a hike, when you drive up you see the building right away it wasn't as exciting to just see it and walk away