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See the Fall Foliage at Shenipsit State Forest

Is there anything better than fall in New England? For some of the best views of the changing leaves and the perfect place to enjoy the cool fall air, pencil in a visit to the Shenipsit State Forest.

The forest is one of the largest in the state, measuring in at over 7,000 acres. The best part of the park is hiking the Blue-Blazed Shenipsit trail to the overlook at Soapstone Mountain. While the tower itself is closed until further notice, the views on the way up are astounding. You’ll be able to see the beautiful oranges, reds, and yellows of the fall trees for miles.

Another one-of-a-kind attraction at the park is the Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Museum. Originally initiated by Dwight D. Eisenhower during the Great Depression, the program aimed to provide young men working opportunities and the barracks play home to a museum today. Showcased items include photographs, info on the program, old tools and much more.

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