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Mansfield Hollow Lake National Park

6 Activites Phone: (860)-423-5603 Distance: 1.73 miles

Recreation facilities at this Corps-owned project are managed by the State. Free boat launching and excellent bass and pike fishing opportunities keep the 450-acre lake popular with local residents. Bass tournaments for groups require a State permit. Recreation facilities include a picnic area, drinking water, restrooms, hiking trails and hunting. For up-to-date information, call (860)923-2982.

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Connecticut State Route 169 National Park

Phone: (860)-963-7226 Email: quinebaug.shetucket@snet.net Distance: 13.02 miles

Traverse one of the last unspoiled areas in the northeastern United States. This byway winds through history, passing colonial homesteads, churches, stone walls, meeting houses, and private schools as it connects classic New England towns. Views include maple and pine stands and glacially deposited rocks and boulders that lie strewn throughout fields.

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West Thompson Lake National Park

8 Activites Phone: (860)-923-2982 Distance: 19.41 miles

This 200-acre lake is popular with bass fishermen and anglers of all ages alike. The seasonal campground offers some sites with water and electricity, hiking trails, restrooms with showers, group picnic shelters and hunting (seasonally). Snowmobile use is permitted in winter. Fees are required for some facilities. Reservations are recommended. For up-to-date information, call (860) 923-2982.

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Conant Brook Dam National Park

2 Activites Phone: (508)-347-3705 Distance: 20.63 miles

Horseback riders, mountain bikers, hikers and cross-country skiers will enjoy the miles of trails in the area. The streamside environment along Conant and Vinica brooks offers anglers excellent native trout fishing, while warmwater fishermen enjoy the pool above the dam. Hunting is also popular among park visitors. For up-to-date information, call (508) 347-3705.

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Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor Park

3 Activites Distance: 21.32 miles

This is a special kind of park. It embraces numerous towns, villages and a total population of about 300,000. Quinebaug & Shetucket is not a traditional park. Instead, citizens, businesses, nonprofit cultural and environmental organizations, local and state governments, and the National Park Service work together to preserve and celebrate the region's cultural, historical and natural heritage.

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Westville Lake National Park

6 Activites Phone: (508)-764-6424 Distance: 22.10 miles

The developed, handicapp accessble park includes a 3-acre athletic field popular with softball and soccer players and kite flyers. Numerous picnic tables, some with charcoal stoves and two picnic shelters with large 4x4 charcoal stoves are available. The shelters are reservable. Photographers, hikers and bird watchers enjoy the undeveloped lands. The abandoned old Grand Truck Railroad parallels th...

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East Brimfield Lake National Park

7 Activites Phone: (508)-347-3705 Distance: 22.95 miles

Popular with summer and winter park visitors alike, this area offers year-round opportunities.Enjoy the swimming beaches, boating, fishing, picnicking, hiking and canoeing during the summer. The swimming beaches are located at Streeter Beach in Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Managed by the Department of Environmental Management) and Lake Siog (often called Holland Pond)in Hollnad Massachusetts. Boat r...

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Buffumville Lake National Park

9 Activites Phone: (508)-248-5697 Distance: 27.87 miles

Recognized as the Project of the Year 2000, this 200-acre lake offers state-of-the-art facilities for the latest recreational pursuits including BMX-style bike jumps, mountain bike trails and an 18-hole disk golf course. More traditional forms of recreation include fishing, hunting, 7 miles of multi-use trails, group picnic shelters and ice skating. For up-to-date information, call (508) 248-569...

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Hodges Village Dam National Park

5 Activites Phone: (508)-248-5697 Distance: 28.79 miles

Canoe launch and parking areas provide access to the French River above and below the dam. Over 15 miles of trails are maintained. Recreational opportunities include nature study, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, dirt biking and snowmobiling. The nearby town of Oxford also provides tennis courts, baseball fields and skateboard park. For up-to-date information, call (508) 248-5697.

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Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Rank: 331 1 Activites Distance: 29.71 miles

For nearly two centuries, the US Armed Forces and American industry looked to Springfield Armory for innovative engineering and superior firearms. Springfield Armory National Historic Site commemorates the critical role of the nation's first armory by preserving and interpreting the world's largest historic US military small arms collection, along with historic archives, buildings, and landscapes.

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Stewart B. Mckinney National Wildlife Refuge Park

6 Activites Phone: (860)-399-2513 Email: fw5rw_sbmnwr@fws.gov Distance: 36.68 miles

Stewart B. McKinney NWR is comprised of ten different units that are stretched across Connecticut's shoreline. The headquarters is located approximately 45 minutes south of Hartford and 30 minutes east of New Haven in Westbrook, CT. Salt Meadow NWR was established in 1972 and redesignated by Congress as the Connecticut Coastal National Wildlife Refuge in 1984. The refuge was renamed in 1987 ...

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West Hill Dam National Park

5 Activites Phone: (508)-278-2511 Distance: 38.16 miles

Families of all ages enjoy swimming in a small natural pool, picknicking, hiking and biking the trails, and the challenges of the accessible playground. Three group shelters, one near the dam, offer a great facility for hosting graduation parties, family reunions and church or other organization events. Hunting and fishing are popular during seasons. The diverse habitat makes it one of the fines...

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New England National Scenic Trail Park

1 Activites Email: charles_tracy@nps.gov Distance: 38.83 miles

From the Sound to the Summits: the New England Trail covers 215 miles from Long Island Sound across long ridges to scenic mountain summits in Connecticut and Massachusetts. The trail offers panoramic vistas and close-ups of New England's natural and cultural landscape: traprock ridges, historic village centers, farmlands, unfragmented forests, quiet streams, steep river valleys and waterfalls.

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Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (401)-364-9124 Distance: 39.60 miles

Named after one of the original chiefs of the Narragansett Indians, the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge is located on the Southern Coast of Rhode Island in the Town of Charlestown, Washington County. Perched on the shoreline of the largest saltpond in the State, the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge sits upon the glacial outwash plain of the Charlestown moraine, providing the refuge with its ...

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Roger Williams National Memorial Park

Rank: 270 2 Activites Email: John_McNiff@nps.gov Distance: 41.15 miles

Roger Williams National Memorial commemorates the life of the founder of Rhode Island and a champion of the ideal of religious freedom. Williams, banished from Massachusetts for his beliefs, founded Providence in 1636. This colony served as a refuge where all could come to worship as their conscience dictated without interference from the state.

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Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (401)-364-9124 Email: www.friendsNWR-RI.org Distance: 42.30 miles

"Picturesque, peaceful, yet thriving with wildlife." That's how many of the more than 50,000 annual visitors describe the Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge. Spanning 800 acres on the Southern Coast of Rhode Island, the refuge protects the state's only undeveloped salt pond. From upland forests to a 1.5-mile barrier beach,the varied habitats in Trustom Pond support more than 300 bird, 40 ma...

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Hancock Brook Lake National Park

1 Activites Phone: (203)-729-8840 Distance: 44.30 miles

This shallow 40-acre lake and streamside environment provides excellent hiking, hunting, canoeing and fishing opportunities. The feeder streams and lake are stocked with brown, brook and rainbow trout by the State. Local anglers also enjoy fishing for bass, perch, bullhead, and pickerel and panfish are also popular. For up-to-date information, call (203) 729-8840.

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Thomaston Dam National Park

4 Activites Phone: (860)-283-5540 Distance: 44.48 miles

The Vista picnic area offers visitors excellent views of the dam and portions of the Naugatuck River Valley. The streamside environment is popular for fishing and upland game hunting. Riding trails are provided for seasonal trailbikes and snowmobiles. A radio-controlled model aircraft field, open to the public, is maintained by volunteers. For up-to-date information, call (860) 283-5540.

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John H. Chafee National Wildlife Refuge Park

1 Activites Phone: (401)-364-9124 Distance: 45.23 miles

Located within the picturesque Narrow River on the Southern Coast of Rhode Island, this Refuge is comparatively small in size, but big in protecting the unique features of this area. At 317 acres, the John H. Chafee National Wildlife Refuge provides habitat for the largest black duck population in Rhode Island, and is recognized under international agreements as a critically important area for ...

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Colebrook River Lake National Park

5 Activites Phone: (860)-379-8234 Distance: 45.28 miles

The 700-acre lake is open seasonally for fishing and boating and has a large boat ramp available. The lake and river are stocked with trout by the State. The fall foliage season offers spectacular views from atop the dam and from vessels while boating on the reservoir. Connecticut regulations and designated seasons apply. For up-to-date information, call (860) 379-8234.

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Barre Falls Dam National Park

5 Activites Phone: (978)-928-4712 Distance: 45.63 miles

The Mid-State Hiking Trail traverses the park and provides easy access to this popular local hiking activity. Picnicking, canoeing, fishing and hunting are popular summer sports. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are prominent in winter. Wildlife viewing and scenery observation of the Ware River Watershed are popular year-round. For up-to-date information, call (978) 928-4712.

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Northfield Brook Lake National Park

3 Activites Phone: (860)-283-5540 Distance: 46.15 miles

Northfield Brook Lake is a scenic day use park with a swim beach, horseshoe pits, picnic shelters, tables and fire grills located throughout the park. The 1.7-mile-long self-guided hiking trail winds throughout the park. The 8-acre lake is stocked with trout by the State and supports warmwater fish species. Reservations for group picnic shelters are accepted at (203) 758-1723. For up-to-date info...

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Black Rock Lake National Park

3 Activites Phone: (860)-283-5540 Distance: 47.12 miles

Black Rock Lake is located next to Black Rock State Park. A portion of the 35-mile-long Mattatuck Blue Trail System crosses through the reservoir. The 21-acre lake is open seasonally for fishing and non-motorized boating. The lake and brook are stocked with brown, rainbow and brook trout by the State. Opportunities abound for wildlife viewing. For up-to-date information, call (860) 283-4900.

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Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Park

7 Activites Phone: (401)-683-6780 Distance: 47.40 miles

The Reserve encompasses 2,579 acres of land on Prudence, Patience, Hope and Dyer islands and 1,843 acres of water adjoining the islands out to a depth of 18 feet. Prudence Island, the only inhabited and accessible island of the four, has experienced many changes over the course of hundreds of years. Since the 1600's, the island has been used by a variety of people - native Americans, tenant farme...

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Hop Brook Lake National Park

4 Activites Phone: (203)-729-8840 Distance: 48.07 miles

Hop Brook Lake is a popular day use park with swimming and picnicking facilities, athletic fields, picnic shelters and over 7 miles of hiking trails winding through the woods and fields. Canoes, sailboards and rowboats are welcome on the 21-acre lake. The lake and its feeder streams are stocked with trout by the State. Cross-country skiing is popular during winter. For up-to-date information, ...

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