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Nipmuck State Forest

Coordinates: 41°59′56″N 72°07′55″W / 41.999°N 72.132°W / 41.999; -72.132


Nipmuck State Forest, in Union, Connecticut is a Connecticut State Forest. Its 9,000 acres (36 km2) surrounds Bigelow Hollow State Park and includes parcels in Stafford and Ashford. The forest is part of a larger network of forest lands making up some 40,000 acres (160 km2) in all.[1]

Recreation opportunities

Hiking is available through the more than 30 miles (48 km) of trails. One of the most popular routes is up to and around Breakneck Pond. Other trails are available in other parcels of the forest.

Fishing is popular both in summer and winter (ice fishing). The streams, ponds and lakes feature stocked as well as native trout, small and large mouth bass and pickerel.

Camping is allowed in the back country of the forest.

Mountain Laurel Sanctuary

In the western portion of the forest there is a Mountain Laurel Sanctuary located on Snow Hill. Mountain laurel thrives here and reaches heights of 15 to 20 feet which is rare for Mountain Laurel.[2]

See also

References

External links

  • CT Bigelow Hollow State Park/Nipmuck State Forest Website


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