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Great park

This is a great little park with a nice trail to hike around the pond. The day we were there... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
New Milford, Connecticut
Beautiful and easy hike

We went here to take the Wolcott Trail around the lake. It is just under 3 miles, well marked, and... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
East Hartford, Connecticut
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Route 8 North exit 46, Torrington, CT
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

This is a great little park with a nice trail to hike around the pond. The day we were there several people were using the pond, kayaking and such.

Thank balaczar
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

It’s 45 mins drive from Hartford between green trees around the road and people who don’t know swimming also can try kayaking in Burr pond as the depth is not more than 12 feet and relax in nature

Thank satyakaligatla
Reviewed 7 June 2018

We went here to take the Wolcott Trail around the lake. It is just under 3 miles, well marked, and not difficult. Despite the beach area being crowded, the trail was lightly used and it was quite peaceful. The glacial boulders make for interest on...More

1  Thank KDAA
Reviewed 30 May 2018

The trail that goes around the pond is about 2 1/2 miles long. Its a great hike that not too challenging but will give you a good workout. Their is always someone else hiking so you are never alone but yet it is very peaceful...More

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I’ve lived in Torrington a long time and my fiancé and I love to walk Burr pond. There’s plenty of parking in this year all state Parks will be free. That leads me to the one issue on the weekends this place is packed so...More

1  Thank dandeb4ever
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Great to hike take your dog walking beautiful year round Love the outdoors this is great place to picnic have a party go swim fish just enjoy

1  Thank Shauna S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Plenty of fishing, hiking, boating and picnic areas, The place is well maintained with very clean rest rooms. There are grills that you can use with your own wood or charcoal. You have to bring your own food and beverages because they do not have...More

Thank truck3rbill
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Quietly beautiful, this hidden gem would have pleased Thoreau immensely as one can appreciate nature's transcendental solitude. A hike around the lake (3.5 mile circumference) could convert a non-believer to pantheism. A small beach, boat launch and day camping facilities fill the bill for the...More

Thank CollegeBowl
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Burr Pond was the perfect day trip spot for a young family. There were plenty of picnic tables and grills, garbage pails, and clean restrooms. We rented a canoe for a reasonable fee of $15/hour. Minimum age for the canoes was 4 years old. The...More

Thank Avi R
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This state park is pretty well maintained and offers interesting trails around the pond. Boats can be hired or you may launch you own at the boat launch. Power boats are not permitted but on occasion they are used and any Park Rangers that may...More

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Krystyna M
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Response from dandeb4ever | Reviewed this property |
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Saul C
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Can u bring a small dog?