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1. Burr Pond State Park Offers Industrial History & Recreation

Tour three begins at the jct. of Rte. 8 and Rte. 4 in Torrington. Proceed on Rte. 8 north for 9 scenic miles to Winsted.

Driving along Rte. 8 north you will pass through Burrville, where Gail Borden invented the process of producing condensed milk by preserving it with sugar at Burr Pond State Park (exit 46, left on Pinewood Rd., left on Winsted Rd. for 1 mile, right on Burr Mountain Rd.). Borden built the world's first condensed milk factory here, just below the falls in 1877; a bronze tablet marks the site. Visitors to Burr Pond State Park will enjoy a walk around the eighty-eight acre pond, fishing, canoeing, swimming, and picnicking in a setting of great natural beauty.