Enders State Forest

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Enders State Forest


(860) 424-3200

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Enders State Forest, known formally as John Ostrom Enders and Harriet Whitmore Enders State Forest, was a gift to the State of Connecticut by their four children in 1970. The Enders family donated additional land in 1981 and after a recent purchase in 2002, the forest is now 2,098 acres. Enders State Forest is found within the towns of Granby and Barkhamsted.

The forest is managed for sawtimber, firewood, wildlife habitat, and recreational activities such as hiking, fishing and bird watching.

Map of Enders State Forest (CT)

Latitude, Longitude: 41.958469, -72.882271



  • Hiking

    This wildlife sanctuary features a walking trail that leads to beautiful, scenic waterfalls.

  • Hunting

    No web information could be found on the hunting quality or policies. Call ahead before before going out for a hunt.



From the junction of routes 20 and 219 in Granby, take Route 20 west. At the first intersection, turn west on Fox Road. Continue on this road and park after you cross the bridge. You will need to start your walk at the bridge.

Starting in Granby, CT on W Granby Rd. go toward Day St. - go 0.6 mi.

Continue on Hartland Rd (CT-20) - go 0.9 mi.,

bear left on Barkhamsted Rd (CT-219) - go 1.6 mi.,

turn right on Enders Rd.

Phone Numbers


(860) 424-3200