Old Furnace State Park

Quick Facts

Old Furnace State Park

Connecticut

(860) 424-3200

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Things To Do

     

Overview

Old Furnace State Park contains a three-mile hiking trail that starts in the parking lot and leads you to the top of the cliffs overlooking Half Hill Pond and down to the parking lot and boat ramp at the northern end of Ross Pond. The trail continues along the western edge of Ross Pond to Squaw Rock Road. The views from the top of the cliffs are stunning. The cliffs tower 200 feet over Half Hill Pond and give you an uninterrupted view over the eastern half of the town of Killingly and into Rhode Island.

Map of Old Furnace (CT)

Latitude, Longitude: 41.778193, -71.864319

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Activities

  • Boating

    The park has a boat launch ramp.

  • Hiking

    A three-quarter mile trail accesses a viewpoint with a ten mile view.

  • Picnicking

    Have a picnic at Old Furnace State Park and enjoy a meal and a taste of history.

Seasonality/Weather

The park is open from sunrise to sunset.

Park Partners

Killingly Conservation Commission

The mission: "To promote the development, conservation, supervision, and regulation of natural resources, including water resources within the Town of Killingly and provide the methodology for protection and maintenance of these resources."

Directions

Driving

Take Route 6 east out of Danielson towards Rhode Island. After passing under I-395, take the first turn to the right on South Frontage Road. Follow the road for 0.3-mile to the main parking lot at Old Furnace State Park. The hiking trail starts from the southern end of the parking lot and is marked with blue blazes.

To reach the boat ramp, continue down the South Frontage Road for an additional 0.3-mile and turn right onto Ross Road. After 0.4-mile turn right again and continue for 0.5 mile until the road ends. The boat ramp is on your left.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(860) 424-3200

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