Pootatuck State Forest
|Pootatuck State Forest|
Pond Mountain, Squantz Pond and Candlewood Lake from the scenic overlook on Pootatuck State Forest's Blue Trail.
|Location||New Fairfield, Connecticut, United States|
|Area||1,103 acres (4.46 km2)|
|Elevation||1,093 ft (333 m)|
|Governing body||Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection|
|Website||Pootatuck 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. The main forest property borders on and can be accessed via trails from the adjacent Squantz Pond State Park.
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.
- "Pootatuck State Forest". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- 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.
- "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.
- "Pootatuck State Forest". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved 2013-09-30.
- "ohranger.com". "Pootatuck State Forest". Retrieved November 21, 2016.