Wharton Brook State Park
A pitch pine sand barren with a beach, lake swimming, trout fishing, and picnic areas.
This is the cumulative distance of the walking trails within the Wharton Brook Natural Area Preserve, which constitutes the eastern half of the park.
Destination Distance From Downtown
The park is flat and trails are wide open.
Time To Complete
There's less than a mile of trails here, but you can easily spend all day fishing, swimming, or picnicking.
On Leash Only
Pets on a leash are permitted in picnic areas.
There is a weekend parking fee: $9 for CT residents ($5 after 4pm); $15 non-residents ($6 after 4pm). This may be a seasonal fee: when I visited on a weekend in late September, the toll booth was unmanned.