Hiking in Connecticut: Chatfield Hollow State Park

Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth, ConnecticutDan at Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth, Connecticut

Stomping through the ferns, haha. Just kidding! He was trying to avoid poison ivy.

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Pond at Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth, ConnecticutPond at Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth, ConnecticutPond at Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth, ConnecticutTrees at Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth, Connecticut

We love taking advantage of sunny weather by hiking at the plentiful of state parks in Connecticut. Last weekend was reasonably warm for a spring day, so we chose to venture through the scenic Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth, CT.

Luckily, the park was free and had ample parking spaces. There were picnic tables scattered throughout the park, plus a boardwalk through wetlands, a covered bridge and a small beach. Although the beach was essentially a short patch of sand by the pond pictured above. This place would be perfect for families because the main trails are flat, while other trails vary in difficulty. We saw several people walking their dogs too. Apparently Cockaponset State Forest is right next door, but we missed it. Guess we will be back next weekend!

As a side note, our goal by next summer is to find a bicycle that will fit my petite frame so that Dan and I can finally bike on trails together. After all, Dan’s favorite outdoor activity is mountain biking. Although, he will have to accept that I will slow him down to a crawl, haha. If anyone knows of a good bicycle brand (road or mountain) that caters to small women, like 5 feet tall, do tell us in the comments below!

Where do you like to go hiking?

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