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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)|
|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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