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Litchfield Hills Region
Mohawk State Forest
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Mohawk State Forest Parking Area Overlook © Gary Jordan
Mohawk State Forest Cunningham Tower © Gary Jordan
Entrance doorway
Mohawk State Forest Cunningham Tower © Gary Jordan
This is the remains of the stairway going up to the second floor. Notice the handrail. Beams supported the original floors.
Mohawk State Forest Cunningham Tower © Gary Jordan
Mohawk State Forest Cunningham Tower © Gary Jordan
What remains of the original stairway going up to the first story. Notice the hand rail bolted to the wall.
Mohawk State Forest Cunningham Tower © Gary Jordan
Ground level tile floor and fireplace
Mohawk State Forest Majastery in Mountains © Gary Jordan
Summer photograph at one lookout in the park.
Mohawk State Forest Cummingham Tower © Gary Jordan
Entrance Stairway
Mohawk State Forest Old Tower Remains © Gary Jordan
Visit what remains of the old Cummingham Tower.
Mohawk State Forest From Lookout Tower © Gary Jordan
Climb the lookout tower at the top of Mohawk for a panoramic view. UPDATE The observation tower no longer exists.
Mohawk State Forest Lookout Tower © Gary Jordan
Climb at your own risk to get an expansive view of the surrounding area. UPDATE The Observation Tower was torn down. Nothing is left but the foundation mounts.
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A clear, cold river cascades through Mohawk Trail State Forest along a rocky streambed. One of the most scenic woodland areas in Massachusetts, the state forest offers visitors a taste of real wilderness in a rustic setting. Over 6,000 acres of mountain ridges, deep gorges and tall old-growth trees support a diversity of plant and animal life. 56 wooded campsites are available seasonally, and six overnight log cabins are available year-round.Discover miles of rivers and streams for excellent trout fishing, a swimming area, and a day-use picnic area. The state forest is located along and named for the Mohawk Trail a historic Native American foot path that connected the Connecticut and Hudson River Valleys. Sections of this route are open for hiking today as the Mahican-Mohawk Trail.
History of the Area
In total, the White Memorial Foundation contributed over 2,900 acres to the acquisition of the forest, starting in 1921. The rugged hills of this wildlife sanctuary provide panoramic vistas. A black spruce bog offers the visitor the opportunity to view a unique plant community.
Connecticut has made state parks, forests, trails, historic sites and beaches more accessible to our residents so they can enjoy the many attractions and beauty they offer. Under the Passport to the Parks program, parking fees are now eliminated at Connecticut State Parks for those with Connecticut registered vehicles. You can view the CONNECTICUT PASSPORT TO THE PARKS web page to learn more.
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Area Campgrounds
Cozy Hills Campground
1311 Route 202 Bantam Road
Bantam, CT
Lone Oak Campsites
360 Norfolk Road
East Canaan, CT
Hemlock Hill Camp Resort
118 Hemlock Hill Road
Litchfield, CT

From the South: take Route 8 north, Exit 42, (Harwinton Exit). Proceed west on Route 118 to the center of Litchfield, and then go north on Route 63 to the rotary in Goshen Center. Take Route 4 west from Goshen approximately 4 miles to the entrance on the left for Mohawk State Forest.

From the North: take Route 7 south onto Route 63 south to the rotary in Goshen, then Route 4 west to Mohawk State Forest.

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