Hiking and Trails Near Mystic, CT
Connecticut College Arboretum
New London, CT 860-439-5020
Tour the Native Plant collection, the Caroline Black Garden or the beautiful Campus International Tree Collection.
Gillette Castle State Park
E. Haddam, CT 860-526-2336
A stone castle resembling a medieval fortress, reveals the built-in couches, table track ways, and woodcarvings that all point to the creative genius that was William Gillette.
Devil's Hopyard State Park
E. Haddam, CT 860-873-8566
A state park offering some of the finest birding in the state.
Harkness Memorial State Park
Waterford, CT 860-443-5725
Enjoy the panoramic views of Long Island Sound from Eolia, the elegant summer mansion of the Harkness family set on over 230 seaside acres of sweeping lawns, with stately trees and spectacular gardens.
Rocky Neck State Park
Niantic, CT 860-739-5471
The large stone pavilion, diverse trail systems, and gently sloping beach make this park ideal for families. Try your hand at crabbing or fishing. Look for hawks, cranes, and herons. Rocky Neck provides something for all members of the family.
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center
Mystic, CT 860-536-1216
The Center features all-new exhibits highlighting the habitats and wildlife of southeastern Connecticut, as well as eight miles of trails that wind through a beautiful 300-acre wooded preserve.