Devil’s Hopyard State Park

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Legend has it that Satan himself has been seen sitting on a boulder near the top of the falls and playing his fiddle, and dark shadows have been spotted in the woods. Witnesses also describe orbs, mists, demonic voices, laughter, and strong, uneasy feelings. The 860-acre state park was named for these devilish legends and for the malt house and hops field believed to be located nearby in the 18th century.

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Geographic Information

Address:
Devil’s Hopyard State Park
East Haddam, CT
United States

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GPS:
41.47558679999999, -72.33999269999998
County:
Middlesex County, Connecticut
Nearest Towns:
Moodus, CT (6.0 mi.)
East Haddam, CT (6.5 mi.)
Colchester, CT (6.9 mi.)
Chester Center, CT (7.8 mi.)
Deep River Center, CT (8.2 mi.)
Essex Village, CT (8.7 mi.)
Montville Center, CT (9.8 mi.)
East Hampton, CT (10.9 mi.)
Higganum, CT (11.3 mi.)
Oxoboxo River, CT (11.3 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325188

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  1. AS A TEENAGER I USED TO TAKE LSD AND JIMSON SEEDS IN THE 1970`s AND TAKE ADVENTUROUS TRIP`S AND WALKS IN THE WOODS HERE,AND ALL ABOUT NEW LONDON COUNTY.I LIVED IN COLCHESTER CONNECTICUT.I DID HAVE ALOT OF FUN !

  2. my boyfriend been to Devil’s HopYard State Park few days ago and he say something like a Bigfoot/creature with a tail with a arrow on it looking at him hsssssssing at him was next to a pile of wood.

  3. When a buddy of mine and myself were riding through devils hopyard one night his car randomly shut off and we were stuck in a area with no cell phone coverage. So all night we were trying to get his car to start and we had no luck. We ended up sleeping in his car with the doors locked, throughout the night we kept hearing scratching on the sides of his car and laughter. We ended up staying up till the sun came up after that which was around 6am he then tried his car and it started up no problem.

  4. I have camped here and hiked several times.One day I went alone on the orange trail the long way.At the rock next to the stream I got a very uneasy feeling I ignored it.A moment later the ground vibrated like when a big truck drives by.It was the only time I ever experienced anything.Needless to say I was up and out of there quick.

  5. A friend of mine said he’s been there a couple of times, and seen dark shadows following him in the trees, also has claimed to hear creepy kids laughter, when no kids were present. Plus, he also said he saw little green goblin monsters running, jumping, and playing hide and seek behind trees, and big rocks. He was known for smoking pot, and liked to drink quite a bit as well. Not sure how “true” some of his experiences are.

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