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Northwest Park, Windsor

#32 of 193 in Parks in Connecticut
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Northwest Park is a municipally owned park in the town of Windsor, Connecticut, which includes walking trails, soccer fields and a nature center. Located in the Poquonock section of Windsor along the Farmington River, the park covers 473 acres (1.91 km2) of forests, fields and recreational areas.

The Luddy/Taylor Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum, dedicated to preserving the history of the tobacco industry in the lower Connecticut River valley, is located near the entrance of the park.

The Northwest Park Nature Center features natural history, geology and meteorology exhibits, and offers nature and environmental education programs including a summer camp. There is an adjacent barn with farmyard animals.
The park hosts an annual Coffeehouse Concert Series, bringing in a variety of regional and national acts to perform in an intimate setting. Additionally, a country fair annually takes place in the fall at the park.

Other park amenities are trails for hiking, cross-country and skiing, a maple sugar house, a playground, picnic facilities, and a gift shop in the nature center.

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  • We have visited Northwest Park and Nature Preserve in Windsor, Connecticut many times over the past 30 years, most recently on Saturday, September 12th, and have always enjoyed it. The park is a...  more »
  • It's a beautiful park with excellent facilities and a wide variety of walking/hiking paths. Paths are very well marked and clear. It was very buggy due to wetlands, so recommend using some kind...  more »
  • I think it's a great park for children. You get to enjoy viewing the animals, playing at the park, learning some history as well as sitting down in the picnic area. Definitely recommend to others.
  • I only go here to run on the trails. There are a lot of trails that all connect so you can make your loop as big or small as you want. Trails are always clean and very runnable.

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