Letterbox Seedling Series

Letterboxing Connecticut’s State Forests

29 of 32 Connecticut State Forests have official letterboxes hidden in them. Beginning in 2005, the DEEP began the process of replacing the 30 letterboxes in the original “Centennial Series” with the new letterboxes of the “Seedling Series”.

If you visit at least five of these letterboxes, from either series, you can earn a custom designed Connecticut State Forests Centennial Patch. Proof of your visit will be verified by the stamp record you leave, as well as through your own record book.

When you have visited five or more forests, contact us. The DEEP will verify your visits and send you a patch. If you visit a letterbox in each of the 32 State Forests, they’ll will send you a walking stick!

  1. Meshomasic State Forest (1903)
  2. Nipmuck State Forest (1905)
  3. Massacoe State Forest (1908)
  4. Housatonic (no exact date given)
  5. Natchaug State Forest (1917)
  6. Mohawk (1921)
  7. Tunxis (1923)
  8. Peoples State Forest (1923)
  9. Cockaponset (1926)
  10. Nepaug (1926)
  11. Nehantic (1926)
  12. Pootatuck (1926)
  13. Mattatuck (1926)
  14. American Legion (1927)
  15. Pachaug State Forest (1927)
  16. Shenipsit State Forest (1927)
  17. Paugnut (1929)
  18. Nye-Holman (1931)
  19. Naugatuck State Forest (1931)
  20. Salmon River
  21. Algonquin (1937)
  22. Quaddick
  23. Wyantenock (no exact date given)
  24. Nassahegon State Forest (1942) but really (1926)
  25. Paugusett (1940s) and (1969)
  26. Nathan Hale (1946)
  27. Mohegan State Forest (1960)
  28. Goodwin State Forest (1964)
  29. Enders (1970)
  30. Topsmead (1972)
  31. Camp Columbia (2000)
  32. Centennial Watershed (2002)

Legend Wood

★★★☆☆

41.489036, -71.876836

Legend Wood / Wyassup Lake Connecticut State Forest / Blue Blaze Trail in North Stonington, CT Parking: West End: Small lot at Wyassup Boat Launch East End:… Read more…

Mohegan State Forest

★☆☆☆☆

41.665027, -72.086363

Mohegan State Forest Connecticut State Forest 956 acres in Scotland, CT Parking: Room for car or shoulder parking north of 489 Devotion Rd Scotland, CT Hunting Map … Read more…