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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.

Location: 67 River Road, East Haddam Connecticut 06423 Telephone 860-526-2336

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

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