Trail Length: 4 miles
Towns: Torrington
Allowed Uses: Hiking Only

Trail Overview

The trail system in Sunny Brook State Park consists of two main trails: the Testone Boulder Loop and the Fadoir Spring Trail. The varied but gentle landscape provides ideal conditions for family hikes that can be enjoyed by all ages. A bronze plaque affixed to a boulder in the Sunnybrook State Park parking lot dedicates the trails to naturalist Jerome “Jay” Bacca of Torrington.

Jay and his wife Lorrie developed the trails in the early 1980s in memory of Alain C. White and his sister May White. Together the Whites established the 4,200-acre White Memorial Foundation in nearby Litchfield and Morris and donated substantial lands to early state forests and parks in western Connecticut. Alain White was president of CFPA from 1923 to 1928.

The Alain and May White Nature Trails in Sunnybrook State Park link to the John Muir Trail in Paugnut State Forest, and the Walcott Trail in Burr Pond State Park. Together this system of interconnected trails meanders for 11.5 miles over rolling, forested terrain.


Our Trail Partners

CFPA acknowledges we are on the traditional lands of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, the Mohegans, the Eastern Pequot, Schaghticoke, Golden Hill Paugussett, Nipmuc, and Niantic peoples. We pay our respect to the Indigenous people who are no longer here due to colonization, forced relocation, disease, and warfare. We thank them for stewarding this land throughout generations. We recognize the continued presence of Indigenous people on this territory who have survived attempted genocide, and who still hold ties to the land spiritually and culturally. We shall be good stewards of the land we all call Quinnentucket, Connecticut.