Recreation Areas

The MDC maintains some of Connecticut's more popular recreation areas, including Lake McDonough and the West Hartford Reservoirs and Reservoir 6. The District also manages land along the West Branch of the Farmington River, one of the largest tracts of open space in the state. This stewardship includes the protection and management of watershed lands and natural resources, as well as making the area available for public recreation.

The MDC’s recreation areas are often affected by adverse weather conditions. Please be aware that the MDC maintains the right to close these areas before, during and after these events until the safety of the areas can be assessed. Check the website for updates on storm related closings.