Penwood State Park

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Penwood State Park
Connecticut State Park
Lake Louise in Penwood State Park 3, 2010-04-11.jpg
Penwood State Park's Lake Louise
Country  United States
State  Connecticut
County Hartford
Town Bloomfield
Elevation 535 ft (163 m) [1]
Coordinates 41°51′36″N 72°46′48″W / 41.86000°N 72.78000°W / 41.86000; -72.78000Coordinates: 41°51′36″N 72°46′48″W / 41.86000°N 72.78000°W / 41.86000; -72.78000
Area 787 acres (318 ha)
Gift to state 1944
Management Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Location in Connecticut
Website: Penwood State Park

Penwood State Park is a 787-acre (318 ha) Connecticut state park located on Talcott Mountain in the town of Bloomfield. It is contiguous with the north end of Talcott Mountain State Park. The Metacomet Trail runs the entire length of the park. The park offers picnic areas, numerous trails, and paved roads accessible by bike.


Penwood State Park was donated to the state in 1944 by Curtis H. Veeder, an industrialist (founder of Gilbarco Veeder-Root), inventor, and outdoorsperson. Veeder wished the property to "be kept in a natural state so that those who love nature may enjoy this property as I have enjoyed it."[2] He blazed many of the original trails in the park; Lake Louise, a scenic kettle bog atop the ridge, was named after his wife.


  1. ^ "Lake Louise". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Penwood State Park". Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 

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