Bigelow Hollow State Park

Bigelow Hollow connects to Nipmuck State Forest, creating 9,000+ acres of extensive hiking oppportunities of varied difficulty & length. For a short, easy hike consider the Bigelow Pond Loop. If you want a challenge Mashapaug Lake offers a hike of more than 10 miles. Expect water crossings. Keep your eyes on the skies and the tree line to spot the pair of bald eagles calling the lake home. Hunting, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing & snowmobiling, plus picnic tables & pit toilets. Mountain laurel Sanctuary (CT State Flower) greets you at Rt. 190 entrance. Exceptional scenic beauty.


  • Cycling/Mountain Biking
  • Hiking & More
  • Hunting
  • Snowshoeing/Cross-Country/Skiing/Sledding
  • State/Federal/Parks/Forests


Rts 190 & 171
Union, CT 06076


860 684-3430, 860 424-3200