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Governor Ned Lamont. The park is open from 8 am to sunset. Gates open for the season on the third Saturday in April.
Gay City State Park offers over 1, 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.
In addition to its deep forest, millpond, and marshland, the park bears trace remnants foundations, stone walls, and ditches of the mill town that occupied the site for most of the 19th century. The isolated hollow on the Blackledge River was first settled by religious leader Elijah Andrus and his followers in A succession of ill-fated mills marked the town's history—the first built around and the last burning down in
Gay City was an 18th century village so named after one of the founders, John Gay. In fact, most of the people living in the city were related to John Gay and bore the same surname. The main beefs that many of the Gays had with the people of Hartfordfrom whence they came, was that they were Methodists and liked their alcohol, while most of Hartford were Congregationalists and while not teetotalers, took a more austere view of liquor, unlike the Gay family.
Haunted Woods. Gay City State Park offers over 1, 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.
Bolton Historical Society Bolton, Connecticut. The park is named after the Gay family, the largest family living there and the last to leave. The Sumner family, who were the most active family there, also suggested the name when asked.
Gay City was a once-thriving 18th-century village that was primarily inhabited by the Gay family; the park is particularly named after John Gay, one of the settlement's founding fathers. Remnants from the former town, including the remains of abandoned mills, stone foundations and other structures, can still be found here. It's these ruins that have helped to foster the creepy vibe that some people attribute to the park.