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Mohawk State Forest 'From Lookout Tower' © Gary Jordan
Climb the lookout tower at the top of Mohawk for a panoramic view. UPDATE The observation tower no longer exists.
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Connecticut
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Litchfield Hills Region
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Mohawk State Forest
Mohawk State Forest
MOHAWK STATE FOREST
MOHAWK STATE FOREST
Mohawk State Forest
'From Lookout Tower'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

Climb the lookout tower at the top of Mohawk for a panoramic view. UPDATE The observation tower no longer exists.

Mohawk State Forest
'Lookout Tower'
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Climb at your own risk to get an expansive view of the surrounding area. UPDATE The Observation Tower was torn down. Nothing is left but the foundation mounts.

Mohawk State Forest
'Old Tower Remains'
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Visit what remains of the old Cummingham Tower.

Mohawk State Forest
'Majastery in Mountains'
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Summer photograph at one lookout in the park.

Mohawk State Forest
'Cummingham Tower'
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Entrance Stairway

Mohawk State Forest
'Parking Area Overlook'
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Mohawk State Forest
'Cunningham Tower'
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Entrance doorway

Mohawk State Forest
'Cunningham Tower'
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What remains of the original stairway going up to the first story. Notice the hand rail bolted to the wall.

Mohawk State Forest
'Cunningham Tower'
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This is the remains of the stairway going up to the second floor. Notice the handrail. Beams supported the original floors.

Mohawk State Forest
'Cunningham Tower'
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Mohawk State Forest
'Cunningham Tower'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail sm1107comcast.net

Ground level tile floor and fireplace

A clear, cold river cascades through Mohawk Trail State Forest along a rocky streambed. One of the most scenic woodland areas in Massachusetts, the state forest offers visitors a taste of real wilderness in a rustic setting. Over 6,000 acres of mountain ridges, deep gorges and tall old-growth trees support a diversity of plant and animal life. 56 wooded campsites are available seasonally, and six overnight log cabins are available year-round.Discover miles of rivers and streams for excellent trout fishing, a swimming area, and a day-use picnic area. The state forest is located along and named for the Mohawk Trail a historic Native American foot path that connected the Connecticut and Hudson River Valleys. Sections of this route are open for hiking today as the Mahican-Mohawk Trail.
History of the Area
In total, the White Memorial Foundation contributed over 2,900 acres to the acquisition of the forest, starting in 1921. The rugged hills of this wildlife sanctuary provide panoramic vistas. A black spruce bog offers the visitor the opportunity to view a unique plant community.


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Things To Do in the Area
Explore the Connecticut River aboard the R/V River Quest, an environmentally friendly 64', 60 passenger vessel docked at Eagle Landing State Park, Haddam, CT.
45.5 miles from park*
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Area Campgrounds
Cozy Hills Campground
1311 Route 202 Bantam Road
Bantam, CT
860-567-2119
Lone Oak Campsites
360 Norfolk Road
East Canaan, CT
Hemlock Hill Camp Resort
118 Hemlock Hill Road
Litchfield, CT
860-567-2267
Weather Forecast, (06753)

Directions
From the South: take Route 8 north, Exit 42, (Harwinton Exit). Proceed west on Route 118 to the center of Litchfield, and then go north on Route 63 to the rotary in Goshen Center. Take Route 4 west from Goshen approximately 4 miles to the entrance on the left for Mohawk State Forest.

From the North: take Route 7 south onto Route 63 south to the rotary in Goshen, then Route 4 west to Mohawk State Forest.

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Connecticut
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Litchfield Hills Region
Litchfield Hills Region
Mohawk State Forest
Mohawk State Forest