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DAY POND PICNIC SHELTER , CT

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...
Status: Open through Tue Nov 11 2014   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sun Aug 23 2015   Later Dates

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Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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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.

Booking Window
Thu Sep 25 2014 - Sun Aug 23 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

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Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Wed Sep 03 2014 Tue Nov 11 2014
Walk In Wed Apr 01 2015 Fri May 22 2015
Peak Sat May 23 2015 Mon Sep 07 2015
Walk In Tue Sep 08 2015 Sat Nov 14 2015
Services and 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
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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
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