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River Highlands State Park

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Address: Field Road, Cromwell, CT
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+1 203-789-7498

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Beautiful views of ice floes on the CT river

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 July 2015
Middletown, Connecticut
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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Clarence Center, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Nice place but bad food and really bad parking. Watch out for drink prices as well. They could really do much better

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Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

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

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hartford, ct
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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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