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Topsmead State Forest

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Free guided tours of the residence are offered from June through October on the 2nd and 4th weekends of each month. Reservations are not required. On open weekends, tours are available from 12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M., except for the last open weekend in October when hours are from 12:00 P.M. - 4:00P.M.
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Visitors may picnic informally on the grounds, residence lawns included. Open fires or grills are not allowed.

Numerous trails and unpaved lanes are available for walking. In addition, the Edith M. Chase Ecology Trail offers a 7/10 mile walk with interpretive signs.

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This forest offers:

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The forest recreation areas are open from 8 am to sunset. Gates open at 8 am, and close at sunset all year round.


Pets on a leash are permitted in picnic areas and on hiking trails.

Related Links

Connecticut Tourism Information
Friends of Topsmead State Forest