Paugnut State Forest’s 1,702 acres spread out over four locations in north central Torrington and abut Burr Pond and Sunny Brook state parks. The main section of Paugnut totals more than 1,200 acres and is home to the 2.1 mile John Muir Trail which connects the two parks via the forest.
Paugnut State Forest is part of a 2,410 acre, contiguous park and forest complex that includes Burr Pond State Park and Sunny Brook State Park. The complex is primarily in north-central Torrington but reaches north into Winchester as well. Paugnut’s woodlands are made up of mixed hardwoods with white pine and