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STRATTON BROOK PICNIC SHELTER , CT

The proximity of Stratton Brook to the Hartford metropolitan area has made it one of the better-known small parks in Connecticut. An impressive bike trail, shaded by white pines and traveling over scenic brooks, has replaced the railroad tracks that once ran through the park. Available...
Status: Open through Tue Nov 11 2014   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Tue Aug 18 2015   Later Dates

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Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Description

The proximity of Stratton Brook to the Hartford metropolitan area has made it one of the better-known small parks in Connecticut. An impressive bike trail, shaded by white pines and traveling over scenic brooks, has replaced the railroad tracks that once ran through the park. Available for any manner of winter and summer sports, from cross-country skiing and ice skating to swimming, boating, and fishing, the park's biggest claim to fame is that it was the first park in the state to be completely wheelchair-accessible.

Geography:

Stratton Brook Picnic Shelter is located near the Hartford metropolitan area. The park was originally called Massacoe State Forest and was acquired to demonstrate forest fire control adjacent to railroads. In 1996, this park became Connecticut's first state park that is completely accessible by wheelchair.

Recreation:

Stratton Brook State Park is a designated Trout Park, so fishing is available. Other activities include biking, hiking, cross-country skiing, ice skating, field sports, picnicking, and swimming.

Facilities:

Park facilities include restrooms, changing rooms, picnic shelters and picnic tables, and seasonal interpretive displays.

Nearby Attractions:

Nearby are American Legion and Peoples State Forests, Penwood State Park, and Talcott Mountain State Park.

Booking Window
Sat Sep 20 2014 - Tue Aug 18 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 Hiking Trails
  • Ada Accessible Picnic Area
  • Ada Accessible Ramps
  • Ada Accessible Restroom
  • Bank Fishing
  • Beach
  • Bike Riding
  • Bike Trail
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boardwalk
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilet
  • Group Picnic Shelters
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trails
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Center
  • Park Attendant
  • Park Benches
  • Parking
  • Paved Ada Accessible Site
  • Paved Roads
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Potable Water
  • Pressurized Water
  • Restroom
  • Sandy Beaches
  • Scenery
  • Swimming
  • Trails
Within 10 Miles
  • 18 Hole Golf Course
  • Grocery Store
  • Hospital
  • Laundry
  • Lodge
  • Post Office
  • Restaurant
  • Small Store
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*All Distances shown are as-the-crow-flies (measured as a straight line between two points). See Driving Directions for approximate driving distances.
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Getting There
From the south and east: Take I-91 north, Exit 36 (Route 178). Take a left at the end of the exit ramp onto Route 178 west. At the intersection of Route 178 and Route 185, turn right onto Route 185. Follow Route 185 to the intersection of Routes 10 and 202. Turn right onto Routes 10 and 202 north; go 1.8 miles to the intersection of Route 309. Turn left onto Route 309. Follow Route 309 for 1.6 miles to Stratton Brook on the left. From the north: Take I-91 south, Exit 40 (Route 20 west). Follow Route 20 west to the center of Granby. At the intersection of Routes 10 and 202, turn left onto Routes 10 and 202. Follow Routes 10 and 202 for 6.1 miles to the junction of Route 309. Turn right onto Route 309, and then follow Route 309 for 1.6 miles to Stratton Brook on the left. From the west: Take Route 44 east to the intersection of Routes 10 and 202. Turn left onto Routes 10 and 202, and follow this route for 4.6 miles to Route 309. Turn left onto Route 309, and follow Route 309 for 1.6 miles to Stratton Brook on the left.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

STRATTON BROOK PICNIC SHELTER
FARMS VILLAGE ROAD
SIMSBURY  CT  06070

Phone Number:

Information:  (860)242-1158
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