Large state forest; good for fishing, hiking & walking, horseback riding, snowmobiling
Freshwater swimming in various bodies of water of all sizes, from ponds to lakes to reservoirs, at Cockaponset State Park. Most people swim at Pattaconk Lake Recreation Area, which is a natural lake; it has no sandy bech.
Fees: Memorial Day to Labor Day: Weekends, $9 for state residents and $15 for out-of-state residents; weekdays, parking is free.
See Cockaponset State Park for full description of this park.