Nathan Hale State Forest

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Nathan Hale State Forest
Map showing the location of Nathan Hale State Forest
Map showing the location of Nathan Hale State Forest
Location in Connecticut
LocationCoventry & Andover, Connecticut, United States
Coordinates41°46′00″N 72°20′51″W / 41.76667°N 72.34750°W / 41.76667; -72.34750Coordinates: 41°46′00″N 72°20′51″W / 41.76667°N 72.34750°W / 41.76667; -72.34750[1]
Area1,455 acres (5.89 km2)[2]
Elevation561 ft (171 m)[1]
DesignationConnecticut state forest
Established1946 [3]
AdministratorConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
WebsiteNathan Hale State Forest

Nathan Hale State Forest is a Connecticut state forest encompassing 1,455 acres (589 ha) in the towns of Coventry and Andover.[4] The forest is managed to sustain a reliable source of forest products and renewable habitat for wildlife. The forest originated in 1946 through the bequest of George Dudley Seymour, which allowed the state to purchase 850 acres in the surrounds of the historic Nathan Hale Homestead. In addition to cultivated plantations, the forest includes a 200-acre natural area that is kept without management activity. A 57-acre (23 ha) parcel, Creaser Park, is leased to the Town of Coventry for recreational use. The park offers hiking trails, fishing, and a dog-friendly area.[5] Recreational usage in the rest of the forest includes hiking, hunting and letterboxing.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nathan Hale State Forest". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Appendix A: List of State Parks and Forests" (PDF). State Parks and Forests: Funding. Staff Findings and Recommendations. Connecticut General Assembly. January 23, 2014. p. A-3. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  3. ^ "Clues for Nathan Hale State Forest". Connecticut State Forests Seedling Letterbox Series. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. November 22, 2011. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Nathan Hale State Forest". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  5. ^ "Nathan Hale State Forest Management Plan" (PDF). State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved 2013-09-28.

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