Pootatuck State Forest

New Fairfield, Connecticut 06812

Pootatuck State Forest

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Go down to a beautiful cascade, then up to spectacular views over Connecticut’s largest lake. Just north of Danbury is Candlewood Lake, Connecticut’s largest. Besides the usual attractions for boaters and anglers, there are some parks along its shores.

Most popular is Squantz Pond State Park. It’s next to Pootatuck State Forest, the best place for hiking in the Candlewood Lake area. The largest of three parcels of this 1,155-acre wooded tract has a nice trail system that makes for a pleasant loop."

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Trail Information

New Fairfield
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
600 feet
Elevation Gain
Skill Level
2.5 hours
USGS Pawling, New Milford; trail map available at website for Squantz Pond State Park
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