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Gillette Castle State Park

Gillette Castle State Park
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67 River Rd.
East Haddam, CT 06423
Gillette Castle State Park
Photo/Art by Photo courtesy Gillette Castle State Park

High above the banks of the Connecticut River, actor William Gillette (known for portraying Sherlock Holmes) built this quirky fieldstone fortress as a 24-room home with handcrafted locks and spy mirrors. Now a state park, it boasts great picnicking, hiking, and overnight camping. Voted Best State Park.

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