Fort Shantok Park  in Uncasville, CT

Looking for something to do near Mohegan Sun? Check out Fort Shantok Park in Uncasville, CT! This family-friendly park has something for everyone to enjoy!

There is a lot of history attached to Fort Shantok. It was the sacred ground of Uncas, one of the most prominent and influential Mohegan Indian leaders and statesmen of his era.

There is a lot to do at the park. You can fish, hike, picnic, take in the views, and look for wildlife. It’s a beautiful place that’s great for photographers!

The pond is one of the main features of this beautiful park. There is a loop trail that goes around the pond so you can get views of the pond from all angles.

As you walk around the pond, keep and eye out for wildlife! You can expect to see geese, ducks, song birds, dragon flies, and sun turtles! Sometimes, you can even see fish swimming around in the pond!

One of my favorite things about this park is the access it gives you to the Thames River. You get stunning views of the river and the Mohegan-Pequot Bridge.

You can also get great views of the river while in other sections of the park!

Another way to enjoy the park is to have a picnic! There are various picnic tables around the park to have a picnic with family and friends.

Another great feature of the park is the playground! When my sister was little, she loved going to this playground to play. It’s a great spot for family fun!