Haddam Meadows State Park

Quick Facts

Haddam Meadows State Park

Connecticut

(860) 663-2030

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Things To Do

Overview

This park consists of a large open floodplain, which is perfect for activities that require expansive and flat spaces such as cross country skiing and even dog sledding. Both activities are common sites during the snowy season, while field sports and picnicking are enjoyed during warm weather. Haddam Meadows State Park is situated along the Connecticut River and offers one of the state's busiest boat launches. Anglers often frequent the park for the terrific fishing, while other wildlife flourish in the shelter of the park as well, including a variety of birds and butterflies. Visitors have been enjoying the recreation opportunities at this 154-acre park ever since it was gifted to the State of Connecticut in 1944 from the Hazen Foundation. In Colonial times, the area played an important part in the town's agricultural economy as the meadows were fertilized by the flooded Connecticut River each spring, which in turn would yield abundant crops of hay and grain. The meadows were also used as a common pasture for local livestock. Today the park features a public boat launch and is the site for many town events including Little League games and Haddam River Days. Pets on a leash are permitted.

Map of Haddam Meadows (CT)

Latitude, Longitude: 41.479798, -72.507658

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Activities

  • Boating

    Grab your canoe, kayak, or motor boat for a great day on the lake.

  • Bicycling

    Bicycling around the park is a great way to move in the park and get to the park if you have time and enthusiasm.

  • Fishing

    Grab your boat or fish from shore on the Connecticut River.

  • Picnicking

    The park offers picnic tables, if a blanket will not suit your picnicking desires.

  • Winter Sports

    Dig out your snowshoes or your cross country skis for Wintertime fun!

Seasonality/Weather

The park is open from 8 am to sunset. Gates are open year-round.

Directions

Driving

From the North: off I-91 south, take a left, Exit 20 onto Route 9. Take Exit 10 off Route 9 onto Route 154. Follow Route 154 and Haddam Meadows State Park is on the left. From the South: take I-95, then take Exit 69 onto Route 9 north. Take a right onto Exit 7 onto Route 82. Go straight onto Route 154. Follow Route 154 and Haddam Meadows State Park is on the right. From the East: off I-395, take Exit 80 onto Route 82. Follow Route 82 over the drawbridge. Take a right onto Route 154. Follow Route 154 north and Haddam Meadows State Park will be on the right. From the West: off I-84 east, take a right, Exit 27 onto I-691. Follow I-691 to route 91 north, and then right onto Route 9 south. Follow Route 9 and take Exit 10 onto Route 154. Follow Route 154 and Haddam Meadows State Park is on the left.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(860) 663-2030

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