Nassahegon State Forest

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Coordinates: 41°45′17″N 72°56′25″W / 41.75472°N 72.94028°W / 41.75472; -72.94028
Nassahegon State Forest
Connecticut State Forest
Country  United States
State  Connecticut
County Hartford
Town Burlington
Elevation 741 ft (226 m) [1]
Coordinates 41°45′17″N 72°56′25″W / 41.75472°N 72.94028°W / 41.75472; -72.94028 [1]
Area 1,227 acres (497 ha) [2]
Established 1926 [3]
Management Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Location in Connecticut
Website: Nassahegon State Forest

The Nassahegon State Forest, also spelled as Nassahegan State Forest,[4] is a Connecticut state forest located in the town of Burlington.[5] In addition to being actively managed for forestry purposes, the forest offers opportunities for hunting, hiking, and birdwatching and is crossed by the Blue-Blazed Trails system.[3]

Burlington Trout Hatchery[edit]

The Burlington Trout Hatchery, operated by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is located on Belden Road in the Nassahegon State Forest. The facility includes a building for egg incubation, fish pools and ponds, and a short nature trail. Opened in 1923, the hatchery raises brown trout and rainbow trout that are distributed into state lakes, ponds, rivers and streams with public access.[6] The hatchery is open to the public daily and admission is free.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nassahegan State Forest". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee (January 23, 2014). "State Parks and Forests: Funding". Staff Findings and Recommendations. Connecticut General Assembly. p. A-3. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Connecticut State Forests Seedling Letterbox Series - Clues for Nassahegon State Forest". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Forestry". The Burlington Land Trust. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Nassahegon State Forest". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Spend The Day At The DEP Fish Hatchery". Town of Burlington. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 

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