67 River Road, East Haddam Connecticut 06423
Actor William Gillette's estate high above the Connecticut River preserves the historic architecture, facilities and access that make up Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam
. Renovations include a visitor center designed to complement the Castle, reconstruction of stone walls along interior roads, walkways, and landscaping.
Outside on the grounds, the trails often follow, over trestle and through tunnel, the actor's three mile long narrow gauge railroad. Gillette's own walking paths were constructed with near-vertical steps, stone-arch bridges, and wooded trestles spanning up to forty feet. Other outdoor attractions include a vegetable cellar, the railroad station (Grand Central), and Gillette's goldfish pond.
Other Connecticut State Parks nearby:
(Harwinton) Black Rock State Park
(Groton) Bluff Point Coastal Reserve
(Torrington) Burr Pond State Park
(Redding) Collis P. Huntington State Park
(Colchester) Day Pond State Park
(Torrington) Dennis Hill State Park
04/19 Coming to The East Haddam area
Hebron Maple Festival Hebron CT March16-17 Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple related events.
7th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival Providence RI April20 Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brewers, live music, food and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
New England Folk Festival Mansfield MA April19-21 A fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.
Spring Plant Sale Westford NH April27 The Middlesex Conservation District will be holding its annual Spring Plant Sale at the 4H Fairgrounds.
Connecticut Sheep and Wool Festival vernon CT April27 The festival started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association as a program “to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut” has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival.