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Pomeroy State Park

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Pomeroy State Park
Connecticut State Park
Country  United States
State  Connecticut
County New London
Town Lebanon
Elevation 469 ft (143 m) [1]
Coordinates 41°41′53″N 72°13′21″W / 41.69806°N 72.22250°W / 41.69806; -72.22250Coordinates: 41°41′53″N 72°13′21″W / 41.69806°N 72.22250°W / 41.69806; -72.22250 [1]
Area 200 acres (81 ha)
Established Unspecified
Management Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Location in Connecticut
Website: Pomeroy State Park

Pomeroy State Park is an undeveloped and unmarked Connecticut state park located in the town of Lebanon just south of Willimantic. Established around 1955 on the estate of Charles Pomeroy, the park has grown to be 200 acres in total, but lacks an entrance or parking. Activities in the park include hiking and hunting with bows. The park is accessed by parking off the roadside of Connecticut Route 289.

History[edit]

Located on the top of Bush Hill, south of Hosmer Mountain, Pomeroy State Park that is named for Charles Pomeroy, a textile manufacturer.[2] The park preserves a forested area that shares a boundary with preserved farmland. The natural setting of the park is undisturbed by development of even an entrance to the park. The park consists of 200 acres of land, of which 90 acres were previously part of the Pomeroy estate before the establishment of the state park.[2][3] Established circa 1955, the park was listed as containing 99 acres in the Connecticut State Register and Manual.[4] The park limits expanded to 104 acres by 1963.[5]

Activities[edit]

Pomeroy State Park is an undeveloped and unmarked park that has hunting and hiking activities for visitors.[6] According to the Oh, Ranger! website, the park does not have any listed or established trails for hiking and hunting is restricted to bow hunting.[7] A 2005 property designation map from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection uses a portion of the Willimantic Quadrangle map to show the hilly terrain on the northeast portion of the park and the top of Bush Hill to the northwest. The southern limits of the part are also hilly with a steeper elevation change at the edge of the southwest boundary.[8]

Joseph Leary, author of A Shared Landscape, noted that it is unlikely that this park could be developed because parking is limited to the roadside of Connecticut Route 289.[2] The Town of Lebanon's website confirms that the park has no entrance and parking is restricted to the roadside of the highway.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pomeroy State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b c Leary, Joseph (2004). A Shared Landscape: A Guide & History of Connecticut's State Parks & Forests. Friends of the Connecticut State Parks, Inc. p. 148. ISBN 0974662909. 
  3. ^ State Parks and Forests: Funding January 2014. State of Connecticut. 2014. p. 99. 
  4. ^ Connecticut State Register and Manual. State of Connecticut. 1955. p. 320. 
  5. ^ Connecticut State Register and Manual. State of Connecticut. 1963. p. 173. 
  6. ^ "Pomeroy State Park". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ Pomeroy State Park. Ohranger.com. 
  8. ^ Pomeroy State Park (2005 map). State of Connecticut – Department of Environmental Protection. 2005. 
  9. ^ "Outdoor Adventure". Town of Lebanon. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 

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