Pootatuck State Forest

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Pootatuck State Forest
Squantz Pond and Candlewood Lake from scenic outlook on Pootatuck State Forest Blue Trail.jpg
Pond Mountain, Squantz Pond and Candlewood Lake from the scenic overlook on Pootatuck State Forest's Blue Trail.
Map showing the location of Pootatuck State Forest
Map showing the location of Pootatuck State Forest
Location in Connecticut
LocationNew Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Coordinates41°30′55″N 73°29′53″W / 41.51528°N 73.49806°W / 41.51528; -73.49806Coordinates: 41°30′55″N 73°29′53″W / 41.51528°N 73.49806°W / 41.51528; -73.49806[1]
Area1,103 acres (4.46 km2)[2]
Elevation1,093 ft (333 m)[1]
Established1920s [3]
Governing bodyConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
WebsitePootatuck State Forest

Pootatuck State Forest is a Connecticut state forest located mainly in the town of New Fairfield with a small fraction in Sherman. Recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, letterboxing, hunting, birdwatching, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.[3][4] The main forest property borders on and can be accessed via trails from the adjacent Squantz Pond State Park.[4]

There are two smaller Pootatuck State Forest property parcels in New Fairfield, Connecticut near to but disconnected from the main property and Squantz Pond State Park :[5]

Western Pootatuck State Forest parcel - 23-29 Beaver Bog Road, New Fairfield, CT 06812 (GPS: 41.493866, -73.490825) Located north of Beaver Bog Road just west of the intersection of Beaver Bog Road and Short Woods Road.

Southern Pootatuck State Forest parcel - 110-116 Short Woods Road, New Fairfield, CT 06812 (GPS: 41.494402, -73.484836) Located between Short Woods Road and CT Route 39 slightly south of the intersection of Beaver Bog Road and Short Woods Road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pootatuck State Forest". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee (January 23, 2014). "State Parks and Forests: Funding" (PDF). Staff Findings and Recommendations. Connecticut General Assembly. p. A-3. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Connecticut State Forests Seedling Letterbox Series - Clues for Pootatuck State Forest". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved 2013-09-30.
  4. ^ a b "Pootatuck State Forest". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved 2013-09-30.
  5. ^ "ohranger.com". "Pootatuck State Forest". Retrieved November 21, 2016.

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