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Topsmead State Forest

The forest remains a precious piece of a past era with fine craftsmanship and understated wealth evident throughout the former summer estate of Miss Edith Morton Chase. Free guided tours of the residence are offered from June through October on the second and fourth weekends of each month. 

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The forest remains a precious piece of a past era with fine craftsmanship and understated wealth evident throughout the former summer estate of Miss Edith Morton Chase. Free guided tours of the residence are offered from June through October on the second and fourth weekends of each month. Reservations are not required.

Other activities include birding, cross country skiing, hunting, hiking, picnicking.

Free guided tours of the residence are offered from June through October on the 2nd and 4th weekends of each month. Reservations are not required. On open weekends, tours are available from 12 noon-5 p.m., except for the last open weekend in October when hours are from 12 noon-4 p.m.

Visitors may picnic informally on the grounds, residence lawns included. Open fires or grills are not allowed.

Numerous trails and unpaved lanes are available for walking. In addition, the Edith M. Chase Ecology Trail offers a 7/10 mile walk with interpretive signs.

Other amenities: Picnicking

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Pricing: Donation.

Dates of Operation: Grounds, year-round, 8 a.m.-sunset. Mansion, June-Oct., second and fourth weekends, 12-5.

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Location:

Buell Rd.
Litchfield, CT 06759

Hours:

Grounds: 8 a.m.-sunset.
Mansion: June-Oct., second and fourth weekends,
12 p.m.-5 p.m.

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