Darien Lakes State Park's terrain is hilly with woodlands, ravines, streams and 12-acre Harlow Lake. The park has a total of 158 campsites (equipped with electricity) with heated comfort stations and showers, a sandy beach, playgrounds, fishing for largemouth black bass, hiking and horseback riding trails, picnic areas and a rustic bridge over the lake channel to Picnic Island. In winter, multiple-use trails are open for hiking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling and a maintained and heated building for an outdoor skating rink. Darien also has two picnic shelters available for a fee by reservation only.

A very small section of the 180 mile long Conservation Trail. Lovely hike! Easy start with difficulty increasing the further you went. There is a Lean-To on the orange trail (waypoint in my recoding) which is what I was following. Terrain varies and there was little traffic mid-September on a Sunday.

It’s very well maintained and marked. Great mix of foliage and trails.

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