Large state forest covers all basics, camping, hiking, water sports, horseback riding, snowmobiling
Beachdale Pond, within this large state forest near the Rhode Island border, is stocked with trout and has natural bass, pickerel and bullhead. There is a fishing platform with wheelchair accessibility off of Route 49.
See full description of Pachaug State Forest.
Visitors enjoy salt water fishing and crabbing at this beautiful park bounded by a tidal river and a salt marsh. Other activities include swimming from a sandy beach, interesting walks, and observing sea birds. See full description of Rocky Neck State Park.