Yale-Myers Forest

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Yale-Myers Forest Signs and northern entrance to the Nipmuck Trail on Bigelow Hollow Road AKA CT Route 197 near Bigelow Hollow State Park.

The Yale-Myers Forest is a 7,800-acre (32 km²) forest owned by Yale University and administered by the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Located in the towns of Union, Ashford, Eastford, and Woodstock in the northeast part of Connecticut. The forest is reputed to be the largest private landholding in the state.[1]

The Yale-Myers Forest is managed according to a philosophy of multiple uses, with scientific research and teaching balanced with commercial timber production. The forest is traversed by the hiking path known as the Nipmuck Trail; this route is the only public access allowed except for permitted hunting in season.[1]

The Yale-Myers Forest is a component of the Yale Forests system, which also includes the 1,100-acre (4.5 km²) Yale-Toumey Forest in the towns of Swanzey and Keene in New Hampshire, and the 462-acre (1.9 km²) Bowen Forest in Mount Holly, Vermont.[1]

Boston Hollow is part of the Yale-Myers Forest.

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Coordinates: 41°54′36″N 72°09′18″W / 41.910°N 72.155°W / 41.910; -72.155