AAA Editor Notes
Topsmead State Forest is 2 mi. e. on SR 118, right on E. Litchfield Rd., then right on Buell Rd. The 600-acre forest lies atop a 1,230-foot knoll. Once the summer home of Edith Morton Chase, daughter of the founder of Chase Brass, the forest contains her English Tudor-style cottage, which is furnished with 17th- and 18th-century antiques and surrounded by formal gardens. Walking, sledding and cross-country skiing are possible over several miles of trails, roads and open fields.
Fires are not permitted.
Pets on leash are allowed. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.