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Great place to hike

Easy hike on the paved road that runs through the park. You can go off road for a quieter more... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Bloomfield, Connecticut
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Fun hike

Great parking and a beautiful spot for a nature hike. Nothing too steep and you feel like you are... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Hartford, CT
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560 Simsbury Rd, Bloomfield, CT 06002-1517
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Easy hike on the paved road that runs through the park. You can go off road for a quieter more scenic experience. There are several trails available. Never too crowded on the trails. Many great views looking down over Simsbury and Bloomfield.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Great parking and a beautiful spot for a nature hike. Nothing too steep and you feel like you are in the wilderness 10 minutes after you leave the parking lot. We go often for a leisurely walk in the woods. Beautiful place and very close...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Flat paved trail and easy for kids and carriages - my go to place for a nice walk on a clear day. Parking is limited but you can easily find a space at odd times during the day. There are a few trails but the...More

1  Thank Travel33871
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Great place to walk your dog, ride your bike, take a stroll or go on a serious hike. Good views of the Farmington River valley if you go on the hiking trails up to the ridge. Parking is available but can be limited on nice...More

1  Thank Zebbie101
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Great place to get away and enjoy nature. Roads could be repaired for walking, but like that inaccessible to cars. Also enjoyable for walking dogs and cross country skiing.

1  Thank lauriejulian7
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful park! I went in winter and it was still so scenic. The trials are well marked and there are nice views!

1  Thank Rachel R
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is an easy park to walk. Paking at the start of the trails leads to nice views and interesting Connecticut woods.

1  Thank Victor B
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Since this is really right in our backyard, we hike here frequently. There is a nice mix of easier vs. challenging trails. Good for mountain biking, too. Awesome views of Simsbury and the Farmington Valley, once you get up along the Metacomet Ridge. Not a...More

1  Thank Michele R
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Penwood State Park is an ideal location for tracking and or long walks. Ideal place to take your pets. All thru out the part, there are track to take you to the edge of the mountain with spectacular views of the valley below and the...More

1  Thank Roger M
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We started hiking on the north end of the state park, there is parking at the end of the dead end street. The hike was nice, there is a look out a little over a mile into the hike. There were only 2 other people...More

1  Thank Tracearoo27
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