How to get to the Collis P. Huntington State Park, Putnam Memorial State Park, Connecticut

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COLLIS P. HUNTINGTON STATE PARK

PUTNAM MEMORIAL STATE PARK

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LOCATION - Huntington State Park is north of Redding. Take Connecticut 58 to Sunset Hill Road.

 

Putnam Memorial State Park is at the intersection of Connecticut 58 and 107 between Bethel and Redding.

 

FEATURES - Huntington State Park was a gift of Anna and Archer Huntington, a world famous sculptor.

 

Putnam Memorial State Park contains General Israel Putnam's New England troops' winter quarters used during the winter of 1778-79. Today the site has a restored blockhouse and palisade.

 

ACTIVITIES - At Huntington, go hiking through the sugar maples, fishing in one of the five ponds, horseback riding, and canoeing. During the winter, enjoy cross-country skiing.

 

At Putnam Memorial State Park, tour the Columbus Museum to see artifacts from the Revolutionary War. You can also enjoy a picnic, go fishing, hiking, spelunking, and attend military reenactments.

 

The Mark Twain Library on Redding Road in Redding was originally founded by Mark Twain, who moved here when he was 73.

 

Saugatuck Valley Hiking Trail is off Connecticut 53 near Redding and is part of Devil's Den Conservancy. It has 15 miles of hiking trails that pass through Redding, Weston, and Easton, and along a dramatic 200-foot cliff above the reservoir. An additional 50 miles of hiking trails are located in the Redding Land Trust. Pick up a map and trail guide at the town clerk's office or library. For information, call 203-938-2551.

 

Plumtrees School House on Plumtrees Road in Bethel is the last one-room school operated in the country.

 

INFORMATION

Collis P. Huntington State Park,

Putnam Memorial State Park

Redding, Connecticut 06896

203-566-2304

 

How to get to the Collis P. Huntington State Park, Putnam Memorial State Park, Connecticut. The location on the map of the Collis P. Huntington Park, Putnam Memorial Park. Description of the attractions of the Collis P. Huntington Park, Putnam Memorial Park

How to get to the Collis P. Huntington State Park, Putnam Memorial State Park, Connecticut. The location on the map of the Collis P. Huntington Park, Putnam Memorial Park. Description of the attractions of the Collis P. Huntington Park, Putnam Memorial Park