Located about fifteen minutes from our beautiful Inn, the Quinnipiac River State Park is a must-see for outdoor enthusiasts. The forested marshland is nestled alongside the edge of the Quinnipiac River and offers an abundance of things to see and do. Plan to spend a warm afternoon exploring the park!
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Why You Should Visit the Quinnipiac River State Park
A beautiful and uncrowded outdoor sanctuary, Quinnipiac River State Park is the perfect place to spend a couple hours hiking the trails and enjoying the sunshine. It is located in the town of North Haven, Connecticut, just a short drive from the Wallingford Victorian Inn! Here are a few reasons why we love this state park.
1. Quinnipiac River State Park is an incredible wildlife habitat.
Whether you’re a bird-watching fanatic or you just enjoy spotting wildlife when you go for a walk, you’ll love Quinnipiac River State Park! The outdoor oasis is a great place to see birds, reptiles, and more. Walk along the marshlands and enjoy the serene shoreline of the Quinnipiac River. The trails are easy to moderate in difficulty and perfect for an afternoon stroll. Canoeing and kayaking are also allowed at the park. If you’re up for a fun adventure, this would be a perfect time to try your hand at gliding along the river.
2. Quinnipiac River State Park has a unique beginning.
Originally formed from a surplus of land used for building construction, the park was created in 1948 by the state of Connecticut. The land was home to a number of houses; however, flooding was common and became even more frequent with the home development. In the 1970s, the state purchased the land, removed the homes that had been built, and repurposed the land into the 300 acres of marshland it is today.
3. Quinnipiac River State Park is just a few minutes from our Inn.
If you’re hoping to enjoy the afternoon at this beautiful state park, be sure to take advantage of our Hiking Package. It includes a picnic for two and bike rentals, which are perfect for getting to the park. Enjoy the sunshine, and let us do all the prep work for you! There is no better way to relax and enjoy your vacation than meandering through the beautiful trails and enjoying a romantic picnic lunch with the one you love.
Your Connecticut Adventure Begins Now!
After exploring Quinnipiac River State Park, stay at the Wallingford Victorian Inn for the ultimate place to unwind! Our beautiful suites, incredible breakfasts, and attention to detail make our Inn stand out above the rest. We love helping our guests create the getaway they’ve been dreaming about, whether you’re looking for a fun, outdoor excursion or a quiet, relaxing retreat. Contact us to start your Connecticut adventure today.