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Hiking Indian Wells State Park (Connecticut)

Hiking Indian Wells State Park (Connecticut)

While in Connecticut last month, we decided to take a nice hike at Indian Wells State Park.  Hiking Indian Wells State Park is not a rigorous hike but a pleasant hour or two walk around the park.  There is a small parking fee but there is plenty of parking.

Indian Wells State Park is a family-friendly, and right along the water with a beach if you want to swim or boat. Indian Wells State Park is a great place to spend a lazy summer day, or hike a few miles.

The hike itself at Indian Wells State Park was about 2-3 miles, and we went to the lookout point as well as the waterfalls.  A few people were swimming in the waterfall at Indian Wells State Park, so I didn’t take many photos as that might have been a little awkward.

If you hike about a mile at Indian Wells State Park, you’ll reach a small overlook which was a beautiful spot to relax.  We spent a few minutes looking out and then hiked to the “main attraction” of the waterfall.

The free-flowing waterfall at Indian Wells State Park has a deep pool at the base that we saw many people jumping into. We did as we weren’t interested in swimming at all. If I were to go swimming in the area, it would probably be at the waterfall because it’s not far from the beach and entrance and a more secluded area.

The Indian Wells State Park Hike itself was quiet, and we didn’t see a lot of people throughout the couple hours we were out there.  Here are a few photos from the adventure.

Al of the Indian Wells State Park Hikes start with climbing a short but well-maintained series of steps.

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indian well state park connecticut

View from the look point into Connecticut at Indian Wells State Park

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Into the Creekindian well state park connecticut

indian well state park connecticut

In all, stopping at Indian Wells State Park was a great walk, and I would definitely go back.  Indian Wells State Park is a short and easy hike if you’re looking for something to do with kids or a dog.  Of any of the parks, Indian Wells State Park is one of the most family friendly we have been too.

Here are other hikes I’ve done this Spring and Summer:

Hiking Turkey Swamp in Freehold
Exploring Cattus Island in Toms River
Exploring Hartshorne Park in the Highlands
Hiking to the Cape May Lighthouse
Hiking Bear Mountain in a Downpour
Hiking through Belleplain State Forest

You can see all hikes I’ve done here.

Questions for you:

Have you ever swam near a waterfall?  Do you prefer going to a beach, pool, or lake?  Or none LOL.

What is a fun hike local to you?

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