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Day Pond State Park

Day Pond Road, Colchester, CT
+1 860-424-3200
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Day Pond

This is a good place for families with small children. The swimming area is very small and... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Terry P
Colchester, Connecticut
2.5 mile loop great for hiking with a baby

The trail at Day Pond was not too difficult or technical while carrying a baby (ours is 8 months... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Colchester, Connecticut
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Day Pond Road, Colchester, CT
+1 860-424-3200
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a good place for families with small children. The swimming area is very small and contained. No lifeguards. A good place to introduce young people to the out-of-doors. The rest rooms were clean. When we were there with our grandsons, there was a...More

Thank Terry P
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The trail at Day Pond was not too difficult or technical while carrying a baby (ours is 8 months old) in a carrier. It's about 2.5 miles in length with a couple hills that will leave you breathing harder. If you enter the loop nearer...More

Thank kevcharr
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I recently moved back to Colchester. My twins are 16 months old and I'm always looking for opportunities to let them be around water that is a reasonable distance from home. We tried out Day Pond this morning. The last time I had driven through...More

Thank kristen537
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Was taken here by my dad as a teen, although we lived quite a distance away. Our son and his friends spent many a summer day swimming here. Good place to teach kids how to fish also. Lately pond has been closed off and on...More

Thank Kat H
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I've been hiking and geocaching here this fall and winter. Nice pond and picnic areas. LOTS of trails to enjoy of any length.

Thank Kimberly C
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Has a sandy beach approx 100' frontage, some picnic tables , no trash cans ( take what you bring with you ) there is an out house of some type, I went in once , will never go back in...bring your own potty paper. overall...More

Thank larry F
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We had about 20 in our group, ranging from 5-65. We had a great time, there are many spots to choose from, some with grills others without. Lots of families were there having a great time as well. The pond,beach and bathrooms were all clean....More

Thank Cathy L
Reviewed 28 May 2016

this is were I taught my kids to fish and we had a lot of picnic there. But the state dose not have money to clean up the pond and it has gone to hell. My kids used to swim there and I will not...More

2  Thank Tedp1054
Reviewed 7 April 2016

I have just discovered this park and love it! The falls were a welcome surprise! Moderate hiking trails with creek and rock jumping required. The fallen trees, some blocking the trail, just add to ambience here. It is amazingly beautiful!

Thank janet92127
Reviewed 16 October 2015

We just happened to see the sign to Day Pond on our way somewhere else while vacationing in Connecticut so we decided to go take a look. This is a beautiful park with lots of trees. We were there in fall so the many colors...More

Thank txump
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