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Black Rock State Park in Watertown


  • Black Rock State Park – a 439-acre park in western Connecticut given to the state in 1926.
  • Trail Blazing – The practice of marking outdoor trails with colored signs that follow each other and mark the direction of that trail.

Fun Facts

  • Black Rock State Park received its name due to the mining of graphite lead in the area by early settlers in the Naugatuck Valley.
  • Arrowheads and other artifacts have been found showing that this area was also used by Native Americans.
2065 Thomaston Rd, Watertown, CT 06795
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