Torrington and Winchester
For parking safety reasons, Paugnut Forest is best accessed from the abutting Burr Pond State Park. To reach the Burr Pond parking areas, follow Route 8 south from its intersection with Route 44 in Winsted for 2.7 miles and take the Pinewoods Road exit. Go right at end of exit and follow Pinewoods .22 miles turning left onto Winsted Road. Follow Winsted Road 1.0 miles and turn right onto Burr Mountain Road. Follow for .5 miles to Burr Pond State Park entrance on left where trail heads into forest may be found. The northern section is across Burr Mountain Road; the southern section may be accessed by following trails south (away from Burr Mountain Road).