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Best trails in Pootatuck State Forest

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Explore the most popular trails in Pootatuck State Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Activities: Hiking, Letterboxing, Mountain Biking, Snowmobiling, Hunting

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Map of trails in Pootatuck State Forest
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#1 - Pootatuck State Forest Loop
Pootatuck State Forest
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
Hilly terrain with great features. Pootatuck State Forest is almost 1,200 acres. It is located primarily in New Fairfield, with a small portion in Sherman. The main block of the Forest rises steeply from the western shore of Squantz Pond. Most of the Forest was acquired in the 1920s for about $10 per acre. In the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) established a work camp at nearby Squantz Pond State Park. The CCC was very active in the Forest. They planted trees, built roads and fire ponds, salvaged dying chestnut trees for posts and poles, and did forest thinning to produce firewood.Show more
#2 - Pine Hill Road Loop
Pootatuck State Forest
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 58 m