Bigelow Hollow State Park

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Bigelow Hollow State Park Connecticut State Park / Nipmuck State Forest 516 acres in Union, CT Parking: Several large lots along the park’s road off CT-171. Trail Map Trails: 35 miles Rating: ★★★★★ The hollow of Bigelow Hollow is formed by ridgelines to the east and west and when combined…

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This is one of if not my favorite parks to hike in. I have found this especially nice in August and early September for plant photography. There’s a lot of late summer plants in bloom. It’s also especially nice in the winter since it’s heavily evergreen forest.

This is also a good dark sky site at least relative to what I’ve found in central/NE CT. It made for good viewing of the recent Aurora at Bigelow pond.