December, by Ray Bendici Filed Under: Gay City was a once-thriving 18th-century village that was primarily inhabited by the Gay family; the park is particularly named after John Gay, one of the settlement's founding fathers. Remnants from the former town, including the remains of abandoned mills, stone foundations and other structures, can still be found here. It's these ruins that have helped to foster the creepy vibe that some people attribute to the park.
Gay City, Hebron
Gay City, Hebron | Damned Connecticut
Route 85 Hebron, CT Gay City State Park has a lot to offer to anyone looking to enjoy nature, whether that be a picnic in the park or hiking it's scenic trails. Not sure in the camping regulations but there are several fire pits along the blue trail, indicating potential overnight excursions as well. If you walk around the pond, briefly crossing the MA border, not only will you get some very pretty water views but you can also see some awesome beaver activity. For those looking primarily to hike, you can also save yourself the entrance fee by parking in a pull off down the road and walking some extra distance.
Gay City State Park, Hebron: Address, Phone Number, Gay City State Park Reviews: 4.5/5
Gay City State Park offers a glimpse into Connecticut's industrial roots with over acres of endless opportunities for outdoor fun including the exploration of extinct mill-town ruins and stone foundations. Nature of the Area Geology Gay City State Park is known for its lakeside beaches, however, the park reveals a significant amount of Connecticut geology as well. As you enter the park from Route 85, follow the park road and bear to the left where the road forks.
GPS Friendly Map for use with mobile apps Overview Located on the Hebron-Bolton town line, Gay City's 1, acres of parkland offer swimming, picnicking and an almost endless opportunity for exploration. The name "Gay City" derives from a now-extinct mill town that once occupied the site. Today only some tumbling stone foundations, several grass-filled cellar holes and a few silent tombstones suggest its former existence. Gay City was first settled in by a religious sect led by Elijah Andrus and later by Rev.