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River Highlands State Park

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Address: Field Road, Cromwell, CT
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Nice and Quiet

This park is quiet and out of the way. Blink and you'll drive right past it. The parking lot is very small, and the large wooden map a bit out of date, but the trails are marked... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Phil A
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

This park is quiet and out of the way. Blink and you'll drive right past it. The parking lot is very small, and the large wooden map a bit out of date, but the trails are marked and it's hard to get lost. If you follow the main trail straight, it will take you to a ridge overlooking the river... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

The Connecticut River is the largest river in New England, flowing south from the Connecticut Lakes in northern New Hampshire, along the border between New Hampshire and Vermont, through Western Massachusetts and central Connecticut into Long Island Sound at Old Saybrook, Connecticut

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Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
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124 reviews
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

The cool breeze off of this river is refreshing for a stroll on a hot day. An attractive destination for a quick break.

Thank Robert L
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Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

The trails are beautiful and well marked. We had a lot of fun crossing little bridges and walking on the little ledge paths of the trails we chose in this trip. The only downside, which was huge, was that to get to the beach you have to traverse a long slippery, muddy trail with nothing to hold on to or... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

An amazing slice of Connecticut Valley flora and fauna. You very much felt like you were in a primitive place far from society. Believe we encountered bear footprints and even bare human footprints (?!?!). The river view and campground there is absolutely stunning, as is the view from the promontory. We saw many bolete mushrooms.

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Middletown, Connecticut
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209 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

I go past the park frequently. It has an especially clear view, in winter, of the ice floes on the CT river. Icebreakers regularly clear the ice to make it navigable. When the ice refreezes, it looks something like "ice cube tray ice cream" after its disturbed. (Probably only those of us of a certain age remember this way of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

From the outdoor ceremony, to the classy food and drinks, dance floor indoors, just a perfect venue for a wedding!

Thank Peggy G
hartford, ct
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

You will miss this park the first (and maybe the second) time you try to find it. It is adjacent to the railroad tracks with a little gravel parking lot. I didn't even know it existed until yesterday and I lived in Cromwell for 7 years. There are a decent amount of trails that are marked pretty well although it... More 

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Like many park entrances in CT...easy to miss. However, once you enter you'll be glad you did. Aside from the immediate greeting by a swarm of gnats and one horsefly (all surprisingly friendly) the hike was a lovely one. My companion and I seemed to be the only two on the trail and we had a very peaceful walk surrounded... More 

Thank Leslie S
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Reviewed 5 March 2013

My wife and I took our dogs here for an afternoon walk. We had downloaded the trail map from the CT state park web page. There has been a lot of what seems to be unauthorized trail creation and blazing. This made for a lot of confusion as we tried to navigate once we turned away from the river walk.... More 

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