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On June 28, 2024, Town of Bolton staff became aware of an issue with some tax bills being calculated with the previous assessed value and the new mil rate resulting in undervalued tax bills. Further investigation revealed that this affected 556 accounts. Those accounts are being rebilled correctly. Only those 556 affected accounts have a revised deadline of August 30, 2024, to pay without penalty. All other tax bills are due not later than August 1, 2024. Closer investigation also found that the grand list calculations were incorrect, and it is $30,703,164.00 lower than it should be. With the current mil rate and the new grand list valuation the Town will collect approximately $1,000,000.00 more in taxes than is necessary to operate the Town for the current fiscal year. The Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee met on July 8, 2024, to discuss this matter. At their meeting they determined that they would continue to collect taxes based on the proper evaluations and the current mil rate. They also were in consensus that they would like to return funds to taxpayers in excess of the amount approved by taxpayers for this fiscal year. In an effort to determine the best way to accomplish that they formed an ad hoc committee which includes members of both boards. The charge of that committee is to work with the town administrator and town attorney to determine the most effective and efficient way to accomplish that task. They have also been tasked with completely investigating the issue and determining what happened and how to prevent it from occurring again in the future.


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