Nathan Hale State Forest

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Nathan Hale State Forest


(860) 424-3200

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The first purchase of this forest was in 1946, through a bequest by the late George Dudley Seymour. The original purchase of 850 acres has grown since then to about 1,500 acres today. Since the state acquired the land, plantations have been established, thinned and pruned; fields have been maintained in grass and shrub condition for a variety of wildlife; studies are being conducted to restore American chestnut; a 200 acre natural area has been established to be kept with no management activity; and the forest in general has been managed for a sustained yield of wildlife habitat and forest products. The Town of Coventry leases a 57-acre area of the forest as a town park.

Map of Nathan Hale State Forest (CT)

Latitude, Longitude: 41.764910, -72.328148



  • Hiking

    Marked hiking trails are hard too come by in this forest, but exploration is well worth it. There is also letterboxing.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is permitted from October through December.



from Skinner Hill RdCT, driving directions to South St, Coventry, CT 06238 1.2 mi -- about 3 mins

1. Head east on Skinner Hill Rd toward South St 0.7 mi 2. Slight right at South St 0.5 mi

Phone Numbers


(860) 424-3200