Burr Pond State Park

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384 Burr Mountain Rd, Torrington, CT 06790, United States

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Introduction of Burr Pond State Park

Burr Pond State Park in northwestern Connecticut is a great place to spend a summer day. The pond is named after Milo Burr, who built a dam in 1851 to power his three sawmills. Gail Borden Jr. was drawn to the manufacturing space and built the world’s first condensed milk factory in the park in 1857. The factory was eventually destroyed by fire, and a bronze tablet now marks the location. Hiking to the marker is possible via some of the park’s wonderful trails, including the Blue-Blazed Wolcott Trail. This 2.5-mile loop circles the pond while passing through a variety of foliage and is suitable for beginners.Canoe, kayak, and paddleboat rentals are available from Memorial Day to Labor Day for those who want to explore the park’s waters, and a designated beach area is ideal for swimmers. Anglers will enjoy the pond’s abundance of perch, bullhead, and pickerel. Ice fishermen flock to this easily accessible and manageable pond in the winter. Pets on leashes are welcome in picnic areas and hiking trails. On the beach, pets are not permitted.


Lake Burr Pond State Park
CC: Social Channel of park

Burr Pond State Park Activities


Despite the fact that the pond is shallow and warm, there are plenty of largemouth bass and chain pickerel to be found. There are many pan fish to be caught in the pond, making it an excellent place for children to fish.


Canoe or kayak down the Still River for an action-packed adventure. The river provides some thrashing whitewater for river kayakers.


Although there is little information about biking in Burr Pond State Park, the numerous trails would be ideal for mountain biking. For rules and regulations, contact the ranger station.


Picnic tables, grills, a picnic shelter for rent, bathrooms, and even a food concession stand are available at the park.

Burr Pond State Park Location

Exit 46 off Route 8 North. Turn left at the end of the ramp onto Pinewoods Road. Turn left at the first stop sign onto Winsted Road. After about a mile, turn right at the blinking yellow light onto Winsted Road (turn is marked with a park sign). One mile to the left is the park.


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