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Putnam Memorial State Park, Redding

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Putnam Memorial State Park is a history-oriented public recreation area in the town of Redding, Connecticut. The state park preserves the site that Major General Israel Putnam chose as the winter encampment for his men in the winter of 1778/1779 during the American Revolutionary War. It is Connecticut's oldest state park, created in 1887 at the instigation of Redding town residents. The park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
In addition to its historic features, the park's 183 acres (74 ha) include facilities for hiking, picnicking, pond fishing, and winter sports. The park is located at the intersection of Route 107 and Route 58 and is managed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
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  • If you are looking for a hour long pleasant walk this is for you. The museum is full of early local history(1770s not ancient). They are still finding historically interesting artifacts from... 
    If you are looking for a hour long pleasant walk this is for you. The museum is full of early local history(1770s not ancient). They are still finding historically interesting artifacts from...  more »
  • Start out at the visitors center, and check out the exhibits. Not huge but worth it.Then get a map and walk the path which is a loop around where the soldiers had their barracks and other buildings... 
    Start out at the visitors center, and check out the exhibits. Not huge but worth it.Then get a map and walk the path which is a loop around where the soldiers had their barracks and other buildings...  more »
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  • Nice Brook beside a mile long loop path with history plaques to read. Museum about the area is also there.
  • Interesting history. Very clean toilets. Lovely walk in nature.

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