Bennett's Pond State Park
|Bennett's Pond State Park|
|Connecticut state park|
|Elevation||525 ft (160 m) |
|Area||460 acres (186 ha) |
|Management||Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection|
|Website: Bennett's Pond State Park|
Bennett's Pond State Park is a Connecticut state park located in the town of Ridgefield. Visitors can hike on scenic lands that were once part of the estate of tinfoil magnate and arboreal philanthropist Louis D. Conley. In 1914, Conley created a 1000-acre estate he called Outpost Farm that became one of the leading nurseries on the East Coast of the United States. Examples of the tree species he nurtured here can be found throughout the park, though most other signs of the estate and its 34-room mansion have disappeared. In addition to hiking, the park offers fishing, biking, and seasonal bow hunting.
- "Bennett Ponds". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "Bennett's Pond State Park". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
- "Outpost Farm". Old Ridgefield. Jack Sanders and Hersam Acorn Newspapers. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
- Bennett's Pond State Park Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
- Bennett's Pond State Park Map Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection