Nipmuck State Forest
Ashford, Stafford, Union, Willington, Woodstock
I can’t promise you that this page will ever be complete. Yes, I like to be thorough and almost always am, but when it comes to the Nipmuck… it’s tough. It’s big and it’s sprawling, sure, but most importantly it contains many secrets within it. Secrets I hope to uncover over time.
The Nipmuck (or Nipmuc, meaning “Fresh Water People”) is named after, well, the Nipmucks. The most familiar part of the state forest surrounds Bigelow Hollow State Park in Union. In fact, when people hike there, they think they are staying within the state park… but they are almost never not. And I plan to explore much further afield… we shall see.
All Things Nipmuck State Forest
- State Forest (East) Loop Trails
Cat Rocks Cave
CFPA’s Nipmuck Trail – Intro
- Section 4: Barlow Mill Road through Bigelow Hollow State Park
Mountain Laurel Sanctuary, Union