Gay City State Park offers over 1,500 acres of recreational opportunities. Once an 18th-century village named after founding father John Gay, the area is believed to be haunted by spirits from its past. Stories tell of murders, one of a jewelry peddler and another of a blacksmith apprentice who was killed for being tardy. Apparitions of the victims are rumored to walk in the surrounding forests, and visitors have heard strange footsteps and seen misty shapes.
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- Gay City State Park
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- 41.7238889, -72.44194440000001
- Tolland County, Connecticut
- Nearest Towns:
- Manchester, CT (5.5 mi.)
Hebron, CT (6.0 mi.)
Terramuggus, CT (6.3 mi.)
Coventry Lake, CT (6.6 mi.)
South Coventry, CT (7.7 mi.)
Glastonbury Center, CT (8.3 mi.)
Glastonbury, CT (8.6 mi.)
Lake Pocotopaug, CT (9.4 mi.)
East Hartford, CT (9.7 mi.)
Rockville, CT (9.9 mi.)
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