Millers Pond State Park
Durham & Haddam
Millers Pond is a nice little state park that surrounds a natural spring-fed pond. There are lots of trails that extend beyond the park itself into the surrounding Cockaponset State Forest. The Mattabesett Trail courses through it.
Millers Pond is unique in that its principal source of water comes from large springs which create a body of unpolluted water excellent for small mouth bass or trout. The original dam at the pond was erected some time before 1704. Thomas Miller built the upper dam to provide a reservoir to serve his gristmill further downstream. It became a Connecticut State Park in 1955 but the state didn’t acquire all of the land around the pond until 1972. And there are a bunch of trails here, which is why we’re all here. So let’s get to ’em.
All Things Millers Pond State Park
- Section 7: Not Resting on my Mountain Laurels
White/Blue Trails around the pond
Other Trails (Red West, Red East, Yellow)