385 Burr Mountain Rd. (Rte 8), Torrington Connecticut 06790
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.
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
02/29 Coming to The Torrington 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.