What's your idea of a great picnic spot?

When you choose a picnic area, what type of accouterments do you need to make it perfect? Maybe some shade or water like a lake or ocean? How about some good solid picnic tables, or tether ball? Tether ball?! Here are ten awesome Connecticut picnic locations that could work for a family or your group of friends.

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    KENT FALLS STATE PARK - KENT CT

    Kent Falls Park is located at 462 Kent-Cornwall Road (Route 7) in Kent. The park is open 8 AM to 7 PM through the summer. Call 860-927-3238 for more more info.

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    TARRYWILE PARK & MANSION - DANBURY

    Tarrywile Park & Mansion is located at 70 Southern Blvd. in Danbury, and is open from sunrise to sunset. For more info, call 203-744-3130.

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    HARRYBROOKE PARK - NEW MILFORD

    Open from sunrise to sunset, Harrybrooke Park is located at 100 Still River Drive in New Milford and pets are NOT allowed in the park.

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    SQUANTZ POND STATE PARK - NEW FAIRFIELD

    Squantz Pond Park is located right next Squantz Pond at 178 Shortwoods Rd. in New Fairfield and is open 8 AM until sunset.

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    PUTNAM MEMORIAL PARK - REDDING

    Putnam Park is located at 499 Blackrock Turnpike in Redding.

     

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    INDIAN WELL STATE PARK - SHELTON

    Indian Wells is located at 1 Indian Well Road in Shelton and is open from 8 AM to sunset. Alcohol IS NOT allowed.

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    LAKE WARAMAUG STATE PARK - NEW PRESTON

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    MOUNT TOM STATE PARK - LITCHFIELD

    Located on Rt. 202 in Litchfield, Mount Town State Park is opened from Memorial Day until Labor Day from 8 AM until sunset.

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    HOUSATONIC MEADOWS STATE PARK - SHARON

    Housatonic Meadows is located right on the banks of the Housatonic River on Rt.7 in Sharon. The park is open from 8 AM till sunset and alcohol is not allowed.

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    LOVER'S LEAP STATE PARK - NEW MILFORD

    Lover's Leap is on Grove Road in New Milford and is a walk-in park and is open from 8 AM until sunset.