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Nice park

Very nicely kept considering the area. We rent a pavilion every year for a social event. Have... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2015
Fred S
Naugatuck, Connecticut
via mobile
Great family day trip

Hop Brook Lake and Army Corps of Engineers project is a great place for families to spend the day... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2015
mary h
Middlebury, Connecticut
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  • Average16%
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“hiking trails”(2 reviews)
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4 Straits Tpke, Middlebury, CT 06762-2801
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looks like the running trails are pretty, but I’d be hesitant to ever visit again. Party hangout for teens playing obnoxious music, stagnant, dirty “pond”, cigarette butts in the sand...I’d stay away.

Thank 3WhiteK
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I visit this park all the time with my dog. It has year-round parking, but you can only drive into the park in the summer. There are a lot of trails and BBQ areas, picnic tables and benches. You can swim there or fish. They...More

1  Thank Megan S
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Nice spot to mountain bike - races have been held there. There are hiking trails, picnic areas, and swimming.

Thank fpxc1
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I love this place for a great walk, winter or summer. During the winter months, the pavement is plowed and it's easy to negotiate without breaking one's neck on ice. It's always incredibly clean and well kept.

1  Thank Paula B
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Just a standard beach, fishing is okay many good places along the shore to fish. Many many picnic benches and places to picnic all over . Open fields for gaming. Can get very busy in season. The thing that surprises me the most is the...More

Thank bilmatu
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Very nicely kept considering the area. We rent a pavilion every year for a social event. Have always been satisfied Very clean and we'll policed. It is quite a hike to the restroom, especially if you are handicappef, which many of out group are. All...More

3  Thank Fred S
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Let me start out by saying the swimming area is often closed for bacteria. the beach is nice and clean, when its open. There are picnic tables and bathrooms near the beach and throughout the park. Parking is also convenient. We enjoy family picnics and...More

Thank honeydoll272
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This is a very beautiful, well-kept day-use park. There is a nice lake with a beach area for swimming, lots of walking trails, lots of picnic areas. You can fish, swim, kayak, hike, picnic, bike ride, etc. Very nice place to spend the day and...More

2  Thank suzycc218
Reviewed 17 April 2015

Hop Brook Lake and Army Corps of Engineers project is a great place for families to spend the day. There are numerous hiking/walking trails, barbecue spots, fishing areas in addition to a clean beach and swimming area. There are group areas in small fields where...More

1  Thank mary h
Reviewed 19 February 2015

This park has many well marked trails, you can pick up a map at the entrance. I prefer to go off season when the lake is closed to swimming. Not as crowded. The lake frequently closes in the summer months due to bacteria levels so...More

1  Thank linbwtby
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Bruce M
18 October 2018|
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Response from 3WhiteK | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it. Much too small, I think.
Twyllah D
30 July 2017|
Response from torriterror |
The dogs need to be leashed and are not allowed in or on the swimming area. Any poop needs to be picked up.
mayra q
25 May 2015|
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Response from linbwtby | Reviewed this property |
4.00 see above