James L. Goodwin State Forest, Hampton

#12 of 13 in Nature in Mystic Country
Must see · Forest · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
James L. Goodwin State Forest is a Connecticut state forest covering approximately 2,000 acres (810 ha) in the towns of Chaplin and Hampton. The lands became public property when James L. Goodwin donated the personal forest he had been developing since 1913 to the state in 1964.
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  • My husband & I visited Goodwin State Forest for the first time & will definitely go back. There is an office to get information about trails & gardens, everything is free. We first tried the Natchaug....  more »
  • The Goodwin State Forest and Conservation Center has well-marked trails, native gardens (with plants for sale in the summer), free or low-cost educational programs, a historical exhibit of the...  more »
  • Great little park with lovely winding trails and a beautiful lake. I actually attended summer camp here in high school and returning always brings nostalgic memories. Besides that, what's not to love about nature! 😍
  • A jewel of a place in NE Connecticut. Well maintained trails of all types and wonderful educational programs run by the conservation center.

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