Rocky Glen State Park

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Rocky Glen State Park
Map showing the location of Rocky Glen State Park
Map showing the location of Rocky Glen State Park
Location in Connecticut
LocationNewtown, Connecticut, United States
Coordinates41°25′42″N 73°16′55″W / 41.42833°N 73.28194°W / 41.42833; -73.28194Coordinates: 41°25′42″N 73°16′55″W / 41.42833°N 73.28194°W / 41.42833; -73.28194[1]
Area46 acres (19 ha)[2]
Elevation322 ft (98 m)[1]
DesignationConnecticut state park
Established1943
AdministratorConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
WebsiteRocky Glen State Park

Rocky Glen State Park is an undeveloped public recreation area covering 46 acres (19 ha) along the west side of the Pootatuck River in the town of Newtown, Connecticut. The state park offers opportunities for hiking to a scenic cascade[3] and includes a one-and-a-half mile stretch of Al's Trail, a 10.7-mile (17.2 km) greenway trail that winds through Newtown.[4] It appeared as the state's forty-seventh state park in the 1943 edition of the Connecticut Register and Manual.[5] The park is managed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rocky Glen State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Appendix A: List of State Parks and Forests" (PDF). State Parks and Forests: Funding. Staff Findings and Recommendations. Connecticut General Assembly. January 23, 2014. p. A-3. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  3. ^ "Rocky Glen State Park". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  4. ^ "Rocky Glen". Al's Trail. AlsTrail.org. Retrieved April 14, 2014.
  5. ^ "State Parks". Register and Manual 1943. State of Connecticut. 1943. p. 143. Retrieved October 6, 2017.

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