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Pootatuck State Forest
Squantz Pond and Candlewood Lake from scenic outlook on Pootatuck State Forest Blue Trail.jpg
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)
Established 1920s
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.

There are two smaller Pootatuck State Forest property parcels in New Fairfield, Connecticut near to but disconnected from the main property and Squantz Pond State Park.

  • The Western Pootatuck State Forest parcel is located north of Beaver Bog Road just west of the intersection of Beaver Bog Road and Short Woods Road. (GPS: 41.493866, -73.490825)
  • The Southern Pootatuck State Forest parcel is located between Short Woods Road and CT Route 39 slightly south of the intersection of Beaver Bog Road and Short Woods Road. (GPS: 41.494402, -73.484836)
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