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Located south of the Millers River, Wendell State
Forest covers 7,566 acres of rolling forested hills, streams, ponds,
and trails. Purchased in the 1920s the area had been heavily burned
during the early 1900s. Some of the park development and most of
the road systems are attributed to Civilian Conservation Corps activities
in the 1930s.
Ruggles Pond is the main day-use area. This 10
acre pond offers crystal clear water for swimming and fishing. Picnic
sites and a ball field with a pavilion are located nearby. There
is a small boat launching ramp located at the Northern end of Wickett
Pond. The Metacomet-Monadnock Trail traverses the forest boundaries
and offers a small Adirondack shelter for trail users.
Wendell State Forest is located in the northeast part of central
From the east or west: Take Rte. 2 to Rte. 63 south
through Miller Falls, Wendell Rd. over R.R. bridge, take Montague
Rd. and follow signs.
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