Collis P. Huntington State Park, Redding

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State Park · Nature / Park
Collis P. Huntington State Park is a public recreation area covering 1,017 acres (412 ha) in the towns of Redding, Newtown, and Bethel in Fairfield County, Connecticut. The state park is noted for Anna Hyatt Huntington's sculptures of bears and wolves that welcome visitors at the park entrance. Her work can also be seen in the heroic sculpture of General Israel Putnam at Putnam Memorial State Park in Redding. The park bears the name of railroad magnate Collis Potter Huntington, whose heirs donated the lands to the state. The park's web of multi-use trails is open to hikers, cyclists, and equestrians. The park is managed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
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  • Great place for a fall Sunday afternoon hike. Take the dog, your kids (get them off the couch or iPhone) and get outside!  more »
  • Great selection of trails and difficulty. Typically secluded and very quiet, and also a good option for mountain biking and trail running.  more »
  • If you are thinking of hiking, running, biking, canoeing or going for a walk with the puppies Huntington state park is an awesome spot for all of those activities. Bike riding is nothing but the best here. Rides can range from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the network of trails you choose to go on. I love this park.
  • Overall an excellent state park. Hiking was easy and definitely good for beginners. Longish trails for people that want a longer hike. The trails are large enough to accommodate bikes. Parking was easy and straight forward. Be mindful of bugs and mosquitos.

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