Friends of Pachaug Forest

Upcoming Events -

  • The Friends of Pachaug Forest late summer & fall event schedule has been released. Go to the Events page to see the dates and details of all of our upcoming events.

News from the Forest -

  • Connecticut Family magazine has published an article featuring Friends of Pachaug Forest and the effort to promote the hidden gem that is our state forest. Read the article here and you can also find the full magazine online here.


  • The CT Sierra Club has featured the fight to protect Pachaug Forest in their latest newsletter. Read the full article here.


  • The Lost Silver Mine Horse camp in Natchaug State Forest is CLOSED due to limbs breaking off and falling in the campground. There are many dead trees and the DEEP has deemed it unsafe and has closed the campground until the logging job has been completed, which is planned to start sometime in the fall, but there are no firm dates. CHC will keep you posted. The trails are still open, so if you want to do a day trip, there is a small field just as you enter the camp. Please be careful and do not enter the camp. There is a back road that you can access the trails.

"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order." - John Burroughs

“Conversion to development is the biggest near-term threat to the region's forests; bigger even than climate change.” Harvard University Forest Research Study

We are committed to protecting and preserving the serene beauty of Connecticut's largest state forest.

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