Nehantic State Forest/East Lyme section

Steep rocky ledges line one side of the forest road in the East Lyme section of Nehantic State Forest.

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Nehantic State Forest/East Lyme section

Town: East Lyme

Directions: From I-95, take exit 72; left onto Rt. 156 east (south); first left onto Bride Brook Road; right onto Boston Post Road (Route 1) north; first left onto Scott Road; stay straight as Scott Road turns into Whistletown Road; right onto Grassy Hill Road; park entrance about a mile ahead on both sides of the road.. Park can also be accessed off Holmes Road.

Where to Park: Limited parking for a few cars just outside the entrance gate on the north side of Grassy Hill Road.

Description: 1,900 acres traversed by Park Road, a dirt road suitable for hiking or mountain biking. Park is on both sides of Grassy Hill Road. From south side, dirt road of roughly one mile heads almost due south to edge of Powers Lake. From the north side of Grassy Hill Road, Park Road travels roughly due north about a mile and a half between Grassy Hill and Holmes Road.

Regulations: Closed at sunset. Pets must be on a leash.

Amenities: None.

Natural Features: Forest has several wetlands and waterways including the Fourmile River and Beaver Brook. There are ledges and some steep terrain throughout.

Fees: Free

Good to know: Hunting permitted in season.

Owned by: State Department of Environmental Protection


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