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Burr Pond covers 88 acres of this 436-acre park. In 1851, Milo Burr placed a dam across the confluence of several mountain streams impounding water for power, and creating the pond in the process. Gail Borden, discoverer of the process of milk preservation by evaporation and condensation, built the world's first condensed milk factory here, in 1857.

The Park is a wooded area providing lake swimming, canoeing, sailing, pedalboating, hiking trail, picnicking, fishing, and ice skating.

8am-sunset. Parking fee, off-season free.

Location: 385 Burr Mountain Rd. (Rte 8), Torrington Connecticut 06790 Telephone 860-482-1817

Other Connecticut State Parks nearby:
(Barkhamsted) American Legion State Park
(Union) Bigelow Hollow State Park
(Harwinton) Black Rock State Park
(Torrington) Burr Pond State Park
(Redding) Collis P. Huntington State Park
(Colchester) Day Pond State Park

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