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River Highlands State Park

Field Road, Cromwell, CT
+1 203-789-7498
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Nice Hiking

Great hiking trails, unfortunately this is not a good time of year to be in the park. The bugs... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alison R
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Very buggy in July

This would have been a relaxed, scenic stroll on a flat, wooded path heading to the riverbank... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
Avi R
via mobile
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  • Average8%
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Field Road, Cromwell, CT
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hiking trails, unfortunately this is not a good time of year to be in the park. The bugs making hiking very difficult, even if you are covered in bug spray. The best time to go hiking is in the spring and fall. There are...More

Thank Alison R
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

This would have been a relaxed, scenic stroll on a flat, wooded path heading to the riverbank - except that we were assailed by mosquitos the entire way. Cue the whining by the kids. Come with big spray and enjoy.

Thank Avi R
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 The parking lot is very small, and the large wooden map a bit out of date, but the trails are marked and it's hard to get lost.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...More

Thank Phil A
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

Thank traveler8818
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
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...More

Thank Meagan C
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...More

1  Thank Manny S
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...More

Thank Thekansaspyet
Reviewed 6 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
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...More

1  Thank boog204
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