Day Pond State Park: Located off Rt. 149/Westchester Road, the park offers hiking, fishing, swimming and picnic areas. More information is available on www.ct.gov/deep
To Day Pond Off Route 2: take Exit 16 in Colchester. Follow Route 149S for 3 miles, and then take a hard right onto Peck Lane. Take a left onto Day Pond Road.
Salmon River State Park: With multiple parking locations off of Rt. 16 in Westchester, the park features a covered bridge, fishing, hiking and picnic areas. For more information, go to www.ct.gov/deep
From the Norwich area: take Route 2 west, Exit 18. Follow Route 16 west for 6.2 miles; turn left into the recreation area.
From the New London area: follow Route 11 north onto Route 2 west, Exit 18. Follow Route 16 west for 6.2 miles. Turn left into the recreation area.
From the Middletown area: follow Route 66 east onto Route 16. Follow Route 16 east for 5.5 miles. Turn right into recreation area.
From the Hartford area: take Route 2 east, Exit 16. Follow Route 149 south for 3.2 miles. Turn right onto Route 16 west. Follow Route 16 west for 1.9 miles. Turn left into the recreation area.
Chanticlair Golf Course: 288 Old Hebron Road, Colchester CT 06415. This is a nine-hole golf course that includes a putting green and an adjacent driving range.
Colchester Recreation Complex (RecPlex): Located at 215 Old Hebron Road, the RecPlex offers softball, baseball and soccer fields, and tennis, basketball and horseshoe courts. There is walking trails, two playscapes, a skate park, splash pad and picnic pavilion with multiple charcoal grills and picnic tables. For more information please visit www.colchesterct.gov
Schuster Park: Located at 21 Mill Hill Rd, in Colchester, the park is operated by the Colchester Hayward Fire Department and features open fields and picnic pavilions. For more information call 860-537-2512
Lions Club Pond: Located on Halls Hill Rd between CES and JJIS the park offers fishing, picnic area and in the winter Ice skating. The park is operated by The Colchester Lions Club and is opened to the public. For more information visit http://www.colchesterlions.org/
Ruby and Elizabeth Cohen Park: Located on McDonald Rd, the park features picnic areas, a gazebo, hiking trails and a pond.
Airline State Park: The trail offers scenic bike and walking trails and spans eleven towns. In Colchester, Parking is available near exit 16 off of RT 2 on bull hill road at Salmon River. For more information, visit www.ct.gov/deep or call 860-295-9523. A town-owned leg of the trail, the Colchester spur also extends from the main trail and can be accessed near 187 Lebanon Rd.
Town Green: Located at the intersection of Norwich Ave and Main St the green is host to many town events. A gazebo and softball field are also located here.