|Penwood State Park|
|Location||Bloomfield, Connecticut, United States|
|Area||787 acres (318 ha)|
|Elevation||535 ft (163 m)|
|Designation||Connecticut state park|
|Administrator||Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection|
|Website||Penwood State Park|
Penwood State Park is a public recreation area located on Talcott Mountain in the town of Bloomfield, Connecticut. The state park's 787 acres (318 ha) are contiguous with the north end of Talcott Mountain State Park. Both parks are managed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
Penwood State Park was donated to the state in 1944 by Curtis H. Veeder, an industrialist (founder of Gilbarco Veeder-Root), inventor, and outdoorsperson. Veeder wished the property to "be kept in a natural state so that those who love nature may enjoy this property as I have enjoyed it." He blazed many of the original trails in the park; Lake Louise, a scenic kettle bog atop the ridge, was named after his wife.
Activities and amenities
- "Lake Louise". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "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 September 8, 2016.
- "Penwood State Park". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved February 19, 2013.
- Penwood State Park Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
- Penwood State Park Map Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
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