CT: Fairfield County-Trumbull- Parlor Rock Park (Winter)

Wait, what? A secret path to an amusement park from the 1800s?

When biking this path this past Fall 2020, I saw an alluring gap in the fence which was clearly intentional but yet not marked. Mmmmm?

I read of the once secret area where the youth would go in the late 1700s to a swimming hole. The feel is absolutely the same as you go off the paved path down to the river area to this incredible scene.

Even with a waterfall! This was the site of one of the first amusement parks in the country around 1878! Parlor Rock!

It was created by the Housatonic Railroad to encourage riders to Trumbull.

It included a carousel, a toboggan slide, a baseball field, ice skating and swimming. It’s “hidden” beneath the rail trail and as you hike around you eventually return to the trail.

As you reach the end of the Parlor Rock Park segment you enter the next segment of the trail to Old Mine Park with a view of a welcoming beautiful bridge to its trails.

Stay tuned for an adventure there soon!

Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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