While we love hiking here in Connecticut, nothing beats a day on the water. One of our favorite ways to take advantage of Connecticut’s stunning scenery is from the water top perch of a kayak. Gliding across a lake, pond, or river is a relaxing way to explore and see sights you just can’t take in from land. When you’re ready for your next kayaking adventure, these state parks to visit in Connecticut offer the perfect spots for paddling.

Are you ready for your next kayaking adventure? Which of these state parks to visit in Connecticut are you going to pick? You can check out even more of Connecticut’s amazing and lesser-known state parks in this article.

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Where else can I go kayaking in Connecticut?

Lake Zoar, located in both New Haven and Fairfield counties, is a tranquil reservoir that provides ideal conditions for kayaking. And the water is so clear you can see several feet below. You can also kayak through marshes at Indian River Marina in Clinton which also offers kayak rentals. 

What are some of the best places to hike in Connecticut?

Hiking is great but hiking with a view is better! Take one of these 10 hikes for spectacular vistas, enchanted forests, and water views.

Where can I find hidden gems in Connecticut?

There are plenty of hidden gems around Connecticut and we have a road trip just for you if that’s what you’re after. Take our Hidden Gems Road Trip In Connecticut for a journey to places like a puppetry museum, a farm filled with sculptures, a glass house, and more.

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