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Cooling Stations to Open This Tuesday, June 18th :

Hot and humid weather will move into our area Tuesday, June 18th and is expected to go through the weekend.          
For Locations and times click here.

DRAFT MS4 Stormwater Report :

The DRAFT  MS4 General Permit 2023 Annual Report is available here.


Indian Notch Park

Indian Notch Park is located on 60 Tolland Road and contains a total of 27 acres of space. Indian Notch boasts a 300-foot sandy beachfront on Bolton Lake. Lifeguards are on duty during the day during the summer. Park amenities include: picnic tables, grills, pavilion, rest rooms, basketball court, and baseball diamond. A daily fee is charged for access.  No animals or drones allowed in the park. 

For Indian Notch rentals contact: Stephanie Crane at recreation@boltonct.gov

For information on lake conditions, click here.

Indian Notch Park will open on June 22, 2024!

Season Passes for Indian Notch Park will go on sale on Monday, June 17, 2024, at the Bolton Town Hall in the Recreation Department office during regular business hours.

Season passes/ Daily Rates:
Cash or Check ONLY.


Proof of Residency will be required to pay resident rates

WEEKENDS: Daily rates above are for cars with up to five people; each additional person is $2.00

Up to two license plate numbers of an immediate family are allowed on a pass. Passes may only be purchased if the license plate numbers for both vehicles are known. No additions or changes will be permitted after the pass has been issued. Passes are non-transferable, and there will be no refunds or replacements for lost, damaged or stolen passes. Misuse of a pass will result in it being revoked. Having a pass does not guarantee entry if the park is full and only one vehicle at a time is permitted to use the pass.

Park Hours: 9:00 am-5:00 pm - 7 days a week

The final day the park will be open is Sunday, August 18, 2024.

Freja Park

Freja Park sits on 21 acres of undeveloped land
off of Route 44 on Bolton Pond. This area is open for hiking and other similar recreational activities throughout the year.


Herrick Park

Herrick Park is located at 29 Hebron Road. A playscape and picnic area are highlights of the park. It also has two ball fields which double as a soccer field each fall. The greatest asset of Herrick Park is the community building, which is not only used regularly by many groups during the year, but also can be rented for special occasions. There is also an outdoor basketball court and an area that is flooded in the winter for skating, and the park is open year-round.
For Herrick Park rentals contact: Kathy McCavanagh at hr@boltonct.gov.


The Town owns and maintains three parks:  Freja Park, Indian Notch Park, and Herrick Park.                     

For general questions, please contact parks@boltonct.gov 


State Parks

Bolton is also home to all or part of three State Parks:
Bolton Notch State Park
Hop River State Park Trail (A portion of which is in Bolton).

Gay City State Park (The northernmost portion is in Bolton).
Charter Oak Trail Map