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.
Day Pond Picnic Shelter is located near Haddam.
Activities include hiking, pond fishing, picnicking, and swimming.
Park facilities include restrooms and picnic shelters.
State parks in the area include Devil's Hopyard State Park, Gay City State Park, and Haddam Meadows State Park.
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.