Roosevelt Forest is well known in Stratford, Connecticut, for its camping sites, as well as observing wildlife, or a hike through the trails.
Located in the northern section of Stratford is Roosevelt Forest. Comprised of 401-acres, Roosevelt Forest was set up during the 1930s and developed through President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration to help provide jobs. The park provides recreational opportunities and protects the watershed and wildlife. To keep the forest preserved, no hunting or fishing is allowed and no collecting of plants is permitted. While pets are allowed in the park, they must be kept on a leash.
Picnic tables and cooking pits are available for use as well as walking paths, camp sites, and playgrounds. It is also possible to hike, horseback ride, cross country ski, snowshoe, and skate in the park. The forest has a pond and wetlands to explore while visiting the park. Roosevelt Forest is a wildlife sanctuary, featuring beautiful flora and fauna. Wildlife found in the park includes species of birds found throughout Connecticut, amphibians, snakes, squirrels, foxes, and deer.
In Roosevelt Forest is a World War II vintage Quonset hut and classroom building where the Stratford Junior Youth Conservation Club has activities. Scout troops also camp in the forest regularly and the Police Department has a private shooting range.
Whether it’s camping, observing wildlife, or a hike through the trails, Roosevelt Forest has much to offer.
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This charming area is home to Roosevelt State Park, which has marked hiking trails and picnic areas.
Located in this quiet and charming neighborhood is Roosevelt State Park, where marked hiking trails and picnic areas are right in your backyard!