Children who eat well and exercise are more likely to have an overall sense of well-being and academic success.
Hiking in the woods
Helping with Yardwork & Gardening
Visit Colchester Parks
Parks Around Colchester
Colchester Recreation Complex (RecPlex): 215 Old Hebron Rd. (softball, baseball & soccer fields; basketball, tennis & horseshoe courts; walking trails; playscapes; skate park; splash pad; picnic pavilion, free WiFi; charcoal grills & picnic tables). More info. at http://www.colchesterct.gov/Pages/ColchesterCT_Dept/PR/parks/recplex or (860) 537-7297.
Schuster Park: 21 Mill Hill Rd. (operated by Colchester Hayward Fire Dept., open fields & picnic pavilions). For more information call (860) 537-2512.
Lions Club Pond: Halls Hill Rd. between CES & JJIS (fishing, picnic, & winter ice-skating). Operated by The Colchester Lions Club. More info. at www.colchesterlions.org.
Ruby and Elizabeth Cohen Park: McDonald Rd. (picnic areas, gazebo, hiking trails, pond, & StoryWalk adventures for kids). More info. at http://www.colchesterct.gov/Pages/ColchesterCT_Dept/PR/parks/cohen or (860) 537-7297.
Air Line Trail State Park: In Colchester, parking near Exit 16 off Rt. 2, on Bull Hill Rd., at Salmon River (spans 11 towns, scenic bike & walking trails). More info. at www.ct.gov/deep or (860) 295-9523. The Colchester Spu (town-owned leg of trail) extends from main trail & can be accessed near 187 Lebanon Rd.
Colchester School Grounds: Playgrounds & sports fields at all town schools are available to the public only during non-school hours.
Town Green: At intersection of Norwich Ave. & Main St., the green is host to many town events. A gazebo and softball field are also located here. More info. at www.colchesterct.gov or (860) 537-7297.
Colchester Dog Park: 89 Old Amston Rd. (separate areas for small & large dogs). Open from sunrise to ½ hour before sunset. More info. at or call (860) 228-8139.
Want More Healthy Information?
Visit the Health and Wellness page on the Colchester Public Schools website.