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Mystic Connecticut has plenty of places for paddling canoes and kayaks

Depot Road, off US Route 1 Groton, CT Phone: 860-444-7591

Walking in wooded peninsula and along rocky coast; seabird watching; shell fishing allowed

Canoeing and kayaking are popular pastimes off the rocky coast of this reserve. There is a boat launch with parking for car-top vessels. Boat launch.

Large forested park with lots of hiking trails; water sports at one lake and 3 ponds

This combined forested property just south of the Connecticut-Massachusetts border includes Mashapaug Lake and Bigelow, Breakneck, and Griggs ponds, where boating and pond fishing are done. There are boat launches at Bigelow Pond and Mashapaug Lake.
See full description of Bigelow Hollow State Park and Nipmuck State Forest.

147 Wolf Den Drive Pomfret Center, CT Phone: 860-928-6121

Good park for camping, swimming, boating, hiking; cool rock formations to explore

This forested park is popular for all water sports, including boating and paddling of canoes and kayaks.weekends.
See full description of Mashamoquet State Park.