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NOTICE: Amplified music, bounce houses and other play equipment are NOT ALLOWED. Please call the park directly, before making a reservation, if you have questions regarding other rules and regulations. Additional information can also be found at: http://www.ct.gov/dep

DAY POND PICNIC SHELTER, CT

Photo: DAY POND PICNIC SHELTER
Status: Open through Tue Nov 11 2014   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Mar 18 2015   Later Dates
 

Description

The pond, which is the central feature of Day Pond Picnic Shelter, was originally constructed by a pioneering family named Day. The water from the pond turned a large overshot waterwheel that powered the "up-and-down saw" of the family sawmill. Park visitors today will find only stone foundations as reminders of those colonial times. Day Pond is an attractive area for fishermen, since the pond is stocked with trout, and many visitors also enjoy swimming, hiking, and picnicking in this beautiful park.

Geography:

Day Pond Picnic Shelter is located near Haddam.

Recreation:

Activities include hiking, pond fishing, picnicking, and swimming.

Facilities:

Park facilities include restrooms and picnic shelters.

Nearby Attractions:

State parks in the area include Devil's Hopyard State Park, Gay City State Park, and Haddam Meadows State Park.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Ada Accessible Fishing
  • Ada Accessible Picnic Area
  • Ada Accessible Restroom
  • Beach
  • Bike Riding
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilet
  • Gatehouse
  • Grills
  • Group Picnic Shelters
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake
  • Mountain Biking
  • Park Attendant
  • Parking
  • Paved Roads
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnicking
  • Restroom
  • Sandy Beaches
  • Scenery
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Church Services
  • Convenience Store
  • Grocery Store
  • Laundry
  • Post Office
  • Restaurant
  • River Access
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Hospital
Alerts and Important Information
You can now make a reservation for the day before your arrival and up until 11 months in advance

All Parking fees are additional and will be collected on arrival at the gate.

Getting There:

Off Route 2: Take Exit 16 in Colchester. Follow Route 149S for 3 miles, and then take a hard right onto Peck Lane. Take a left onto Day Pond Road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

DAY POND PICNIC SHELTER
C/O EASTERN DISTRICT H. Q.
MARLBOROUGH CT 06447

Phone Number:

Information: (860)295-9523