Macedonia Brook State Park

Macedonia Brook State Park, Kent: Address, Phone Number, Macedonia Brook State Park Reviews: 4/5

Macedonia Brook State Park
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Excellent Weekend Getaway
Jun. 2021
We had a great time camping at Macedonia Brook. It really felt like we were getting away from things without even leaving the state. The park and camp sites were well kept and spacious. There are no showers and the toilets are pit toilets so it's probably not for "glampers", but for those who don't mind such accommodations, or lack there of, and the kind of bugs you expect deeper in nature, it's an excellent place. We had neighbors in other sites near ours (#15) but it didn't feel like we were on top of each other. We were also able to purchase bundles of fire wood for five bucks a piece at the main office. The hiking in the area was fantastic. We took the infamous blue trail to the top of Cobble Mountain. It was a short but tough trek up but the view was well worth it. It was also about a 10 minute drive into downtown Kent, CT which was a pleasant area to spend an afternoon checking out a variety of small shops and good restaurants (The Villager Restaurant had excellent sandwiches and wraps), as well as to stock up on fresh ice, water, and other basic necessities. Kent Falls State Park was also about another 10 minutes from Kent and made a nice afternoon hike. One word of warning is that the no alcohol rule was strictly enforced and we did witness a party of campers made to dump their beers out. All in all it was a great spot for a get away and we can't wait to go back and check out more of the variety of camp sites available at Macedonia Brook!

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John
Manchester, CT1 contribution
Excellent Weekend Getaway
Jun. 2021
We had a great time camping at Macedonia Brook. It really felt like we were getting away from things without even leaving the state.

The park and camp sites were well kept and spacious. There are no showers and the toilets are pit toilets so it's probably not for "glampers", but for those who don't mind such accommodations, or lack there of, and the kind of bugs you expect deeper in nature, it's an excellent place. We had neighbors in other sites near ours (#15) but it didn't feel like we were on top of each other. We were also able to purchase bundles of fire wood for five bucks a piece at the main office.

The hiking in the area was fantastic. We took the infamous blue trail to the top of Cobble Mountain. It was a short but tough trek up but the view was well worth it. It was also about a 10 minute drive into downtown Kent, CT which was a pleasant area to spend an afternoon checking out a variety of small shops and good restaurants (The Villager Restaurant had excellent sandwiches and wraps), as well as to stock up on fresh ice, water, and other basic necessities. Kent Falls State Park was also about another 10 minutes from Kent and made a nice afternoon hike.

One word of warning is that the no alcohol rule was strictly enforced and we did witness a party of campers made to dump their beers out.

All in all it was a great spot for a get away and we can't wait to go back and check out more of the variety of camp sites available at Macedonia Brook!
Written June 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lolly’s Look
New York City, NY12,340 contributions
Leaf Peeping
Nov. 2020
The Macedonia Brook State Park is a beautiful spot to do some leaf peeping. We took a road trip to see the last of the fall foliage. The area has a New England country feel and we enjoyed our trip.
Written November 1, 2020
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Malaki A
1 contribution
Horrible
Jul. 2020 • Couples
Park rangers will be in your business and harass you even if you don’t have alcohol. Save your time and money they will be creepy and come to your site high beams on in the middle of the night and all thru the day constantly asking you what your doing. What a beautiful place to camp but nobody wants to stay there with rangers as up your butt as these ones. I’d like to piss in peace
Written July 31, 2020
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK4,048 contributions
Accidental cisit
Jun. 2018 • Couples
We drove through here in one of those "SatNav" adventures. We'd typed in what we thought was the code for Kent Falls State Park but apparent the SatNav recognises two places and we chose the wrong one.

It looked a lovely place as we drove through following the stream. There are campsites and trails to follow.
Written June 6, 2018
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Rosemary K
Newport, KY404 contributions
Nothing like a babbling brook
May 2018
The brook that runs through this park is so tranquil. It is a great place for hiking and picnics. There are many trails of varying levels and nice roads to simply take a walk. The "facilities" are primitive. Picnic tables and grills are available next to the brook. Such a great place to spend a day or camp.
Written May 19, 2018
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Rapid28
New York City, NY1 contribution
Nice location ruined by park staff
Jun. 2017 • Friends
Would be a nice camping experience, but the NO BEER policy is ridiculous. Even though we had no beer, the staff spied on us at our site at night to try to "catch us" with beer. They even looked inside the tent and car. Felt like the Gestapo was in charge. When I complained they threatened to arrest me. Last time there.
Written January 5, 2018
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Lolly’s Look
New York City, NY12,340 contributions
Fall hiking
Oct. 2017
The Macedonia Brook State park is beautiful in the fall with hiking trails and foliage in the county. The area is lush and green and a nice place o enjoy a fall day.
Written October 21, 2017
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Nicole Trilleras
Crystal Lake, IL56 contributions
Hiking time
Oct. 2017 • Couples
My husband and I came here twice during our stay in Connecticut. The first time we did the yellow trail and it was okay, with the leaves falling sometimes the trail was hard to see. The second day we had a much better experience we took the white trail on the left side of the park, also called Cobble Mountain. It's a quick, hard, and fast incline to the top. The beautiful views are worth it. Wear good shoes, towards the top you are climbing and later descending on rocks. Very well marked trail. Would do it again!
Written October 8, 2017
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Walter11_22
Avon, CT191 contributions
Very Challenging Hike
Sep. 2017 • Couples
This is a long hike and a significant part of it involves scaling rocks on all fours. But when it is done you will be exhilarated. You need some level of conditioning and strength to make it through. there are 3 or 4 scenic summits which make the effort worthwhile.
Written September 18, 2017
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Kimbo54
Red Bank, NJ15 contributions
Hike up Cobble Mountain blue trail
Aug. 2017 • Couples
We hiked all the way up the mountain, saw beautiful views, but then returning down did not pay better attention to the trail markers, or they just weren't there. It is moderate to difficult and there is a scramble towards the top, as people mentioned. Unfortunately coming back down we had to do most of it off the trail and actually got a little lost. More trail markers would be helpful, especially for people who aren't familiar with this hike. Also there was no map posted or anyone to ask any quesitons about the trails.
Written August 22, 2017
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