Peterson Memorial Park
Peterson Park has over 65 acres of open space and forests. It boasts the beginning of the Mattatuck Trail, one of Connecticut’s finest hiking trails. This 35-mile trail extends in a northwesternly direction to Mohawk Mountain in the Town of Cornwall where it joins the Appalachian Trail.
There is a large picnic grove with many picnic tables and two pavilions available to accomodate various sized gatherings. The upper pavilion is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for parties of 10 or less only. It cannot be reserved, and there are no fees or permits needed. The lower pavilion is 2,400 square feet and can be subdivided into two 1,200 square foot areas. A permit is required to use the lower pavilion.
If you are the active type, Peterson Park has something for everyone:
Walking Trails (paved) around the park’s open space