Fun things to do in Plymouth
Plymouth Parks and Recreation Programs
To register for and/or view all programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department go to: https://plymouthct.myrec.com
Address: Town Hall, 80 Main Street, Terryville, CT 06786
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Office Hours*: Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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More Fun things to do in Town
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
Address: 223 Mt. Tobe Rd., Rt. 262, Plymouth, CT 06782
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.
Location: Parking available off of Holt Street or Seymour Road.
Lake Winfield is one of Plymouth's most popular recreational facilities. There are a total of 33 acres to explore, including a 16-acre lake for fishing and non-motorized boating (canoeing and kayaking), encircled by a 0.8 mile walking path. Other park amenities include a playscape, picnic gazebo, two tennis courts, and two pickleball courts. Contact P&R at ParksandRec@plymouthct.us to access portable pickleball nets. There is no swimming at Lake Winfield.
Lock Museum of America
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 230 Main Street, Terryville, CT 06786 PO Box 104
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 world.
Plymouth Reservoir Recreation Area
Location: North Street, Plymouth (near Plymouth Center Elementary School)
Description: 178 acres, including a 39 acre reservoir; Open to the public for fishing and non-motorized boating; Hike the Festa Forest Trail, accessed on the far side of the dam (park in the designated parking area); trail map attached.
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
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.