Nassahegon State Forest
Nassahegon State Forest forest was originally designated in 1926 to protect the watershed for the state fish hatchery, now called the Burlington Trout Hatchery. Nassahegon State Forest was considered part of Nepaug State Forest until 1942. Today the forest is actively managed for forest products, wildlife habitat, and a variety of recreational activities including hunting, hiking, mountain biking and birdwatching. Nassahegon is home to miles hiking and mountain biking trails, and helps give Burlington its rural character, as well as provide a protective buffer for DEEP’s State Fish Hatchery, a true area landmark.
The hatchery was established in 1925, and all these years later, it is still serving the state. I can’t find anything regarding the “Nassahegon” name, but I’m sure it would be half made up anyway.
Burlington does a great job of promoting its trails and seems to welcome mountain bikers more than any other town in the state. They’ve mapped and promoted their trails, which I’ve listed below. There’s a lot going on within this state forest.
All Things Nassahegon
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I see no reason to hike these trails. I know that they are not very fun for hiking at all and are, at times, straight up stupid to hike. Also, They incorporate trails I’ve already hiked a lot. I’ll list them all here simply because I just read through them all and listed them – and there are more on Burlington town land. There are plenty of hiking trails all around these biking trails. Been there, done that.
- George Washington Crossing
Miller High Life