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.

Outer Loop Trail, 5 Miles Red blazed

This trail more-or-less rings the park and it’s about 5 miles. The northern half of the trail is pretty woodsy and the very northernest northern tip takes in a nice beaver pond. The southern half of the loop (south of the Gay City Trail) is the most remote area within the park and hits some nice stands of pine and hemlock as well as a few pond overlooks and stream crossings.

Nice park and well kept trails. This was probably the busiest park I've visited in CT. The parking lot was full and I saw quite a few people on my way. I ended up taking the white trail to orange and continued along red until the end. At trail intersections there are maps locating where you are which I appreciated. Overall nice outing. I may go back with my dog.

Nice trail, well groomed and marked. The trail is more easy than moderate in its rating.

trail running
4 months ago

hiking
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hiking
6 months ago

Gay City State Park is the place for us. Beautiful song birds, trails easily marked and water streams throughout the park on & 2 lakes.

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