Hopeville Pond State Park, Griswold

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State Park · Hidden Gem · Park
Hopeville Pond State Park is a public recreation area located on Hopeville Pond, an impoundment of the Pachaug River, in the town of Griswold, Connecticut. A portion of the 554-acre (224 ha) state park occupies the site of the lost village of Hopeville. The park manager's house occupies Avery House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The park offers fishing, swimming, camping, and trails for hiking and biking. It is managed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
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  • …...but most folk outside the area have probably never heard of Hopeville Pond. The only thing I did not like was that many people must walk their dogs in this park, and many people do not pick up...  more »
  • You can camp in your tent here, swim and canoe as well. Also they have a nice snack bar area in the swimming, picnic area where you can get a nice ice cream, (my favorite thing to get) with lots of...  more »
  • The park itself if very beautiful with lots of trees and shade to cool off in. The pond and swimming area is small and not very deep but it's quaint and nice! While I didn't personally go kayaking, I saw some others who were and it looked like a nice area for other water activities aside from swimming. I went for the 4th of July so of course it was packed, but I can see this place being a very relaxed and quiet experience when it's not a holiday.
  • Very nice place! Good for bike riding, jogging and just chilling. It has a public restroom, tables, beautiful pond. I saw wooden cabins, so I guess you can rent it for camping. Overall very nice! Check it out if you're in the area.

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