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Collis P. Huntington State Park, named after the railroad tycoon who completed the first transcontinental railroad, was willed to the State by the Huntington Family. The well-known sculptress Anna Hyatt Huntington, whose works welcome visitors at the park entrance here and at the Putnam Memorial State Park entrance in Redding, is most known for her Joan of Arc statue in New York City and the El Cid Campeador monument in Seville, Spain.

In an 883-acre park setting covered with sugar maples, many trails are used by mountain bikers, equestrians, hikers and cross-country skiers. Trails are closed to motorized vehicles. Although no motorized boats are allowed on the 5 ponds located here, anglers in canoes or fishing from the bank will find 5 fishing ponds with bass, trout and yellow perch. A small stone "lighthouse" on one of the islands in the largest pond supports the belief that a small steam paddlewheeler once kept on the largest pond is now sunken somewhere under the park waters.

Location: C/O Putnam Memorial State Park, 492 Black Rock Turnpike, Redding Connecticut 06896 Telephone 203-938-2285

Other Connecticut State Parks nearby:
(Harwinton) Black Rock State Park
(Torrington) Burr Pond State Park
(Redding) Collis P. Huntington State Park
(Colchester) Day Pond State Park
(Rocky Hill) Dinosaur State Park
(Bolton) Gay City State Park

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