The 267-acre Haley Farm State Park in Groton dates to 1648 when Connecticut's first governor, John Winthrop Jr., owned a portion of the fields that extend to Palmer's Cove with views to Long Island Sound and Fishers Island Sound. Although its big sister park to the west, the 800-acre Bluff Point State Park, may be more popular, this little recreational jewel offers a leisurely bike path, 3 miles of some of the most incredible stone in the state, and trails that snake through old pastures. Read story here.
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