Best Connecticut Landscape Photography Spots

Last Updated on April 30, 2021

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Connecticut is a lovely state with more landscape opportunities than you may believe. If you are traveling through and are looking for the best locations for landscape and nature photography be sure to hit the photography spots below.

Landscape Photography Locations In Connecticut

Saugatuck Falls Natural Area

Located in Redding, Saugatuck Falls Natural Area is a great location to begin photographing Connecticut . The area is filled with waterfalls, and offers so many gorgeous landscapes for the photographer willing to do a little hiking.

Shenipsit State Forest

Located in Tolland County, Shenipsit State Forest is a great place for photographers who love waterfalls and rugged landscapes. Most of the trails in Shenipsit are not maintained, and are difficult to navigate. However, the state forest does offer an abundance of beautiful waterfall and streams which only add to its appeal.

Meshomasic State Forest

Cover multiple counties, this state forest provides many nature photography opportunities. Bring your camera and take pictures of wooded trails and river scenes that are sure to inspire.

Visit the Dark Hollow Brook area for the chance to photograph the abandoned damn and culverts.

Cockaponset State Forest

Located near Chester CT, this is a wonderful location for photographing wildlife and landscapes. From the hike through the White Oak Bog to the picturesque Leatherstocking Scenic Drive, this is a great daytrip for any nature photographer.

Day Pond State Park

This is not a location you can get too far away from, as it is too close to the center of the city. However, the pond provides great opportunities for photographing water and trees. The park offers around 180 acres to explore.

Chatfield Hollow State Park

Snap shots of the historic covered bridge and the picturesque wooded area at Chatfield Hollow State Park. This is also a great place to visit in the winter for ice skating and snowshoeing.

Bigelow Hollow State Park

Located near Union, this over 500 acre park provides ample nature photography opportunities. It is also connected to Nipmuck State Forest and Mashapaug Lake for even more photographic exploration.

Bottom Line

These are some of my favorite Connecticut landscape photography spots. The landscapes in southern Connecticut are nice too. The best place to photograph in Central Connecticut is around Hartford. There is so much to photograph here, and I’ve never been disappointed! Do you know of any better places to photograph nature and landscapes? Please leave a comment below and share your experiences with us.