Salmon River State Forest, Colchester

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Salmon River State Forest is a Connecticut state forest located in the towns of Hebron, Marlborough, Colchester, East Haddam, and East Hampton. It includes leased from the United States government. The forest features Comstock's Bridge, the only remaining covered bridge in eastern Connecticut, which spans the Salmon River near Route 16 in East Hampton.
The forest's hiking trails include the 6.7mi blue-blazed Salmon River Trail and a portion of the Airline State Park, a rail trail that features the 137ft-high Lyman Viaduct. Fishing opportunities include a handicap accessible fly fishing area and a disabled veterans fishing area. The forest also offers facilities for field sports, hunting, mountain biking, and picnicking.
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  • A group of us did the Blue Trail 7.5 miles loop and it is moderste with several climbs so take ypur time and enjoy the mou tain view, the river, the forest imersion, the shaded picnic tables witj a la...  more »
  • Another one of nature‚Äôs gems right here in Connecticut. Beautiful scenery and great place to fish and hike.  more »
  • Great fishing and tons of hiking trails. Scenic and normally peaceful it can get a bit crowded at the start of fishing season and opening day is always a big event for many at this park. Salmon River State Forest is on both sides of Rt. 16 . The covered bridge is highly photographed.
  • What a great walk! We really enjoyed the old foundations and the plethora of bugs and bushes.

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