Far Mill River Park

CT-110 & Main St
Stratford, CT 06614

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Far Mill River Park is located on the Stratford-Shelton town line.  Stratford purchased this land from the Bridgeport Hydraulic Company (now known as Aquarion), in the 1960's.  The approach to this area is difficult since there is very little public parking and the terrain is rough underfoot.  Far Mill River is the largest watercourse in Stratford and a great trout fishing stream.

The river winds through a deep gorge from a high elevation of 200 feet for 1.5 miles down under the River Road to the Far Mill Estuary at the Housatonic River.  Of historic interest are the two mill sites, several dams, and sluices.  The river's three beautiful waterfalls drop into tranquil pools.  On both the Stratford and Shelton sides of the river (both sides are owned by Stratford), there is a path through stands of ancient trees and carpets of wildflowers.  The effort required to explore this area is rewarded by the wild beauty and peace of this unique park.

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