Sweetwater Creek State Park offers nature-goers picnicking, canoeing, fishing and hiking. Situated on 2,549 acres including 215 acres of lake, the park has a visitor center, gift shop, meeting room, 11 sheltered picnic areas, a group shelter, two fishing docks, a seasonal bait shop and playgrounds. One of the more popular features of the park is the ruins of New Manchester Manufacturing Company, a textile mill that burned down during the Civil War.
- Hours: Park hours: daily, 7am - 10pm; Visitor Center: daily, 8am - 5pm
- Parking: Free lot