The West Hartford Reservoirs and Reservoir 6 are the sites of MDC's water treatment
facilities, five small reservoirs and more than 3,000 acres of some of the most
beautiful woodlands and trails in the region.
A nature lover's paradise, the area features 3,000 acres of beautiful forestland; there are more than 30 miles of paved
and gravel roads for joggers and bicyclists, hiking trails,
wheel-chair accessible picnic groves, cross-country skiing and snow shoeing.
The land is public water supply watershed land that protects the quality of MDC reservoirs
and drinking water. Although the beauty of the MDC reservoir areas has long made
them an attraction for recreation, they are not public parks. Their public use is
regulated by the Connecticut Department of Public Health (Section 24-43c of the
Connecticut General Statutes) and enforced by MDC police.
The West Hartford Reservoirs are located on Farmington Avenue. The entrance to Reservoir
6 is located on Route 44.
We invite you to enjoy the unique beauty of New England's flora and fauna every
season of the year. We ask only that you always show respect for the delicate environment
that surrounds you and abide by our posted Rules and Regulations.
The West Hartford Reservoir is the site of numerous special events benefiting a
variety of non-profit and charitable organizations with 501(c)3 status.
If you want to know more about how the MDC assures the high quality of its drinking
water, stop in at the West Hartford Reservoir and ask for a free illustrated
brochure on the filtration and water treatment processes used at West Hartford and
The entrance to the West Hartford Reservoir is located
on the north side of Route 4 (Farmington Avenue) in West Hartford, Connecticut,
approximately 1 ½ miles from West Hartford Center.
The entrance to Reservoir 6 is located on the north
side of Route 44 in West Hartford, approximately one mile west of the intersection
of Route 44 and Mountain Rd. in West Hartford.