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Memory Lane

Whenever my friend, Laura, is back home visiting, we make a bee line to Bigelow Hollow. It is a... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
jer b
Bristol, Connecticut
Nice park, be careful following the trails.

We visited in October with the bright foliage colors contrasted with dark evergreens, quite... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Middletown, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Veterans' Day weekend. Very quiet. Passed 6 others along the trail. Beautiful views. Great variety on the trail. Some flat, some rock scrambles, a few streams to cross on logs or rocks. Walking sticks helped in the water crossings. Several spots to stop...More

Thank Kevin V
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Lots of drinkng and trash. Bit of a hike to the lake. People have no respectt for the environment. Crawling* all over the shore and islands causing terrible erosion, lots of trees and vegetation being lost. STAY AWAY

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I didn't mind the area in which we visited and I understand based on the location there is no running water. But that would be my number one concern. I would've liked at least a washing area for your hands or even hand sanitizer after...More

Thank 404ivettem
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is one of the the largest lakes in CT. It has incredibly clear water with lots of shallow water near the shore - ideal for kids - and deeper water for adults. It's deep enough for lake trout (I haven't caught any, though), and...More

Thank Gilbert S
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Whenever my friend, Laura, is back home visiting, we make a bee line to Bigelow Hollow. It is a place we would visit when she lived in Eastford and we still love it to this day. Just a classical Connecticut park, which has lots to...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Not a bad little park on weekdays. Lots of hiking options. Swimming in the summer. Plenty of parking. Weekends are a waste. Too crowded with lots of inconsiderate people. Garbage everywhere. Loud and obnoxious behavior. Stay away on weekends.

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We visited in October with the bright foliage colors contrasted with dark evergreens, quite beautiful. As someone else noted, many of the hiking trails aren't clearly marked. Even with a trail map, and I'm pretty decent at finding my way in the woods, we failed...More

Thank smallberries
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Came during the week in the summer, no charge to get in. Great place to enjoy boating and kayaking. Old school cabin outhouses. Beautiful clean water. Only thing is people park in boat trailer spots, makes it difficult for those needing a large spot to...More

Thank Sweetchic
Reviewed 7 November 2016

BIgelow Hollow is a great place for hiking in the fall, almost in solitude. It's gorgeous in it's scenery and has all different kinds of hiking- easy to more difficult, short to long . . . If you aren't familiar with the area, the trails...More

Thank Phyllis B
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This was such a wonderful place to hike! There are so many pine trees and views of the lake! The trails are extremely well marked. I went in the fall and there weren't a ton of people. The blue and white trail forms a loop...More

Thank Rachel R
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Patricia W
8 August 2016|
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No weekday entrance fee, only on Sat/Sun & holidays.