Day Pond State Park, Colchester

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Day Pond State Park is a public recreation area covering in the town of Colchester, Connecticut. The state park abuts Salmon River State Forest and is managed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The park offers opportunities for hiking, swimming, shoreline fishing, and picnicking.
Foundation stones and the park's pond are the few remaining signs of the pioneering Day family, who built the pond to provide waterpower to operate the family sawmill. The land became a state park in 1949.
The park is designated for trout management and offers shoreline fishing on Day Pond. The pond covers about and reaches a depth of a little over. Park trails connect with approximately five miles of trails in the adjoining state forest. Swimming is also available.
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  • This is a small-ish State park, but it is centered around a pretty pond. There is a small roped-off beach area, best for young kids. There is a walking trail around the pond, and more extensive walkin...  more »
  • Visited on a Thursday afternoon. There were a few families at the pond. No lifeguard on duty. Swimming area is small and shallow. Lots of kids bring floats. Best suited to younger children. Dogs on le...  more »
  • Really like the spot. Be aware that the bridge is under construction but it's still super easy to connect the loop back to where you parked. No worries.
  • A great place do have a cookout or a picnic and go fishing there's also a spot where you can take a little 1, there is also a big pavilion to have a party, Colchesters hidden gem. A very relaxing place.

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