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Plymouth Parks and Recreation Programs

To register for and/or view all programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department go to: www.PlymouthTownRec.com

Contact Information:

Address: Town Hall, 80 Main Street, Terryville, CT 06786
Phone: 860-585-4031
Fax: 860-585-4015
EMail:  Contact Us Form

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Director:  Michael Ganem

 

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Adventure Balloon Rides

Contact Information:

Address: P.O. Box 55, Plymouth, CT 06782
Phone:  860-584-1300
EMail:  blnpilot@gmail.com
Website:  http://www.adventureballoon.com


Enjoy scenic Connecticut from the air with Adventure Balloon!

Hot air balloon rides, sightseeing flights and private charters are being offered in the Litchfield Hills, Farmington and Connecticut River Valley areas. Operate all year-round and enjoy a perfect safety record. Reservation suggested.  Off season discounts available. 

 

Buttermilk Falls

Location:  Off of Lane Hill Road

Buttermilk Falls is a lovely series of cascades off of Lane Hill Road. They are easily accessible by following the blue-marked Mattatuck Trail from a pulloff on the side of the road. During the winter, Lane Hill Road is closed, but the trail is only 500 feet from where the road is closed, so the falls can be enjoyed year round.

The GPS coordinates of the access point are N41.64475, W73.00755 The Falls are owned by The Nature Conservancy, and the Mattatuck Trail is maintained by volunteers from the Connecticut Forest and Park Association (www.ctwoodlands.org).

Get out and enjoy Plymouth's beautiful scenery!

 

Gentile's Camp Ground

Contact Information:

Address: 223 Mt. Tobe Rd., Rt. 262, Plymouth, CT  06782
Phone:  860-283-8437 
Contact:  Ray or Irene

Camping - Includes electric, water, sewer, tent sites, RV's, Motor Homes, all travel trailers.  Swimming pool in camp ground, miniature golf, volleyball, playground, and a new flea market open to the public on Saturdays until 3 p.m.

 

Hancock Brook Lake

Hancock Brook Lake is a floodcontrol area managed by the Army Corps of Engineers. Located in the southern part of Plymouth, it totals 721 acres, including a 40-acre reservoir that is ideal for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. Herons and beavers can often be seen here. Access to the reservoir is from the south end of the property at the dam off of Greystone Road.

The Corps leases a small soccer field downstream of the dam to the Terryville Youth Soccer League. The north end of the Flood Control Area can be accessed from the end of Todd Hollow Road, where there is plenty of parking.  Be aware that the gate closes at sunset. This section is used for hiking, dog walking, and hunting, especially for waterfowl in the numerous marshes. The Mattatuck Trail, part of the statewide Blue Trail system maintained by the Connecticut Forest and Park Association, runs through this section.

A model airplane club leases a field in this area where you may see them in action on weekends. The Hancock Brook Lake flood control area is located next to the Mattatuck State Forest and the Boy Scout-owned Camp Mattatuck, comprising a large area of open space in the southern part of Town. The Army Corps of Engineers website for Hancock Brook Lake.

 

Lake Winfield

Location:  Parking available off of Holt Street or Seymour Road.

Lake Winfield is one of Plymouth's most popular recreational facilities. It has a 9-acre pond for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking, encircled by a 0.8 mile walking path. There is also a playscape, picnic gazebo, horseshoe pit, bocce court, and tennis courts. 

 

Lock Museum of America

Contact Information:

Address: 230 Main Street, Terryville, CT  06786
Phone:  860-589-6359 
Fax:  860-589-6359 
Web Address:  http://www.lockmuseumofamerica.org
Curator: Thomas F. Hennessy
Hours: May 1 through October 31, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. except Monday.


Only lock museum in America, has eight display rooms containing the largest collection of locks, keys and ornate hardware in the U.S.

 

Plymouth Reservoir Recreation Area

Location:  North Street, Plymouth

Explore the nearly 40-acre lake.  It is open to the public for fishing and non-motorized boating.


Hiking

Plymouth Land Trust & Plymouth Walking Guides

www.plymouthlandtrust.org  |  Walking Tour of Plymouth Center  |  Terryville Tree Tour


The Connecticut Forest and Park Association Blue Trail System

www.ctwoodlands.org/blue-blazed-hiking-trails
 

Connecticut Explorer's Guide

Web Address:  www.ctxguide.com

A comprehensive outdoor adventure resource featuring free online maps and guides for hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, camping, and road cycling. They continue to add new content for local resources which includes maps and guides of outdoor resources located near or in our area.
 

Housatonic River Guide

Web Address:  www.housatonicriverguide.com

The Housatonic River Guide is intended to assist with and inspire paddle trips on the river. Every effort has been made to provide clear, accurate and useful information about the river, river-oriented organizations and the communities of the Housatonic River Valley.

The source of the Housatonic River begins in the Berkshire Hills at Muddy Pond in Washington, MA to the Long Island Sound at Stratford, CT where it meets the sea.