Nipmuck State Forest facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsNipmuck State Forest
|Location||Connecticut, United States|
|Area||9,209 acres (37.27 km2)|
|Elevation||945 ft (288 m)|
|Governing body||Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection|
|Website||Nipmuck State Forest|
Nipmuck State Forest is a Connecticut state forest. Its 9,000 acres (3,600 ha) surround Bigelow Hollow State Park in the town of Union and include parcels in Stafford, Ashford, and other towns. The forest is part of a larger network of forest lands making up some 40,000 acres (16,000 ha) in all.
Hiking is available on more than 30 miles (48 km) of trails. One of the most popular routes is up to and around Breakneck Pond. Other trails are available in other parcels of the forest. Snowmobiling trails are offered in winter. Fishing is popular both in summer and winter (ice fishing). The streams, ponds and lakes feature stocked as well as native trout, small and large mouth bass, and pickerel. Camping is allowed in the back country of the forest.
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