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The Shenipsit State Forest is a state park and forest in Stafford, Connecticut. It covers more than seven thousand acres of space, extending to three towns ? from Stafford to Ellington and Somers.

Started in 1927, the Shenipsit State Forest was created when efforts to build a fire tower atop of Soapstone Mountain so the authorities can keep watch of the surrounding forested areas. Acreage grew as time passed, allowing further protection of the forests filed with oak.
For recreation, visitors can enjoy various activities at the Shenipsit State Forest. Some examples include hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing, horseback riding, and hunting. During the winter months, folks can also enjoy cross-country skiing and snowmobiling at the site.

The Shenipsit State Forest is also home to a historic museum which showcases the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
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