American Legion and Peoples State Forests, Barkhamsted

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Forest · Hidden Gem · State Park
The American Legion State Forest Trails is a system of Blue-Blazed hiking trails in the Pleasant Valley section of Barkhamsted, Connecticut. The trails, which collectively total in length, are entirely within American Legion State Forest.The American Legion State Forest Trails consist of two official "Blue-Blazed" hiking trails: Henry Buck Trail (2.3 miles) Turkey Vulture Trail (0.88 mile)Trail descriptionThe American Legion State Forest Trails are primarily used for hiking, backpacking, picnicking, and in the winter, snowshoeing.Portions of the trails are suitable for, and are used for, cross-country skiing and geocaching. Site-specific activities enjoyed along the route include bird watching, hunting (very limited), fishing, horseback riding, bouldering and rock climbing (limited).Trail routeTrail communitiesThe official Blue-Blazed American Legion State Forest Trails pass through land completely located within Barkhamsted in the Paradise Valley area near the Riverton area.
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  • Peoples State Forest is a great place to go with for outdoor recreation. It offers trails of multiple difficulties and lengths that allow you to choose your adventure for the day. It also has spots.....  more »
  • My husband and I rented an AirB and B for a few nights as we spent time in the area expliring the Berkshires. We stayed at the southern end of Peoples State Forest at a place with a view of the...  more »

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