Wyantenock State Forest
Wyantenock State Forest is located in Litchfield County, Connecticut. The forest consists of over 4,000 acres scattered among nine different parcels of land, spread throughout the towns of Warren, Kent and Cornwall. It is a rugged remote forest that enhances the quality of life in Litchfield County by providing open space, wildlife habitat, opportunities for the production of commercial forest products, and watershed protection. The forest was originally considered part of Mohawk State Forest when the first land was acquired in 1925. As land was added, Wyantenock received its own designation.
Some trails are designated multi-use trails, ideal for bicycling.
With 4,000 acres of undeveloped forest, there is plenty of hiking at Wyantenock. Wear bright orange during hunting season.
Types of Hunting: Small Game, Waterfowl, Spring Turkey, Fall Archery (Deer/Turkey), Fall Firearms Turkey, Muzzleloader Deer, Deer Lottery Area #2, No-Lottery Deer (B-Season). Call (860) 424-3000 for permit and other regulations.
The nearest major town is Cornwall Bridge, CT. Head southeast on Kent Cornwall Rd/US-7 toward Kent Rd. Continue to follow US-7, go 4.5 miles from Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut. Turn left at Carter Rd., go 325 feet. Slight left at Dugan Rd., go 1.9 miles then arrive at Wyantenock State Forest.
Woodville Block: From the junction of Route 341 and Route 202 in Warren, proceed north on Route 341 and turn right into the forest.
Spectacle Pond Block: From the junction of Route 341 and Route 41, proceed west on Route 341 for 3.2 miles and turn right on Kenico Road. Follow for 0.6 mile and turn right onto the forest road.
The Coltsfoot Mountain block: Best accessed from the Mohawk Trail. The nearest trailhead is on the east side of Route 4 at the junction of Route 7 in Cornwall Bridge.