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Housatonic State Forest
Iron Trail In Housatonic SF to Canaan Mtn Rd IMG 0182.2014-05-03 140404.jpg
Historic Iron Trail wagon cart route through Housatonic State Forest in North Canaan and Canaan, Connecticut (between Beckley Furnace and the Canaan Mountain area).
Location Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
Area 10,894 acres (44.09 km2)
Elevation 1,145 ft (349 m)
Established 1927
Governing body Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Website Housatonic State Forest

Housatonic State Forest is a Connecticut state forest occupying 10,894 acres (4,409 ha) in the towns of Sharon, Canaan, Cornwall, and North Canaan. The state forest includes two Connecticut natural area preserves, Gold’s Pines and Canaan Mountain, and is the only Connecticut state forest that includes a portion of the Appalachian Trail. The forest is open for hiking, hunting, mountain biking, and snowmobiling.

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