Pachaug State forest is Connecticut's largest forest. Named after the Pachaug River which means "turning point of water" coming from the Narragansett native Americans flows through the forest into the Quinebaug River meaning "long pond". Pachaug State Forest is located on the Rhode Island border in New London county spanning the towns of Voluntown, Griswold, North stonnington, Sterling, and Preston. The state forest covers 27,000 square acres of land. In this land that makes up Pachaug state forest there are several hiking trails which are all part of the Blue trail system, a Pachaug trail which runs 30 miles, Nehantic trail meaning "of long necked waters" which covers close to 15 miles, and the Quinebaug trail which spans 7 miles. Pachaug pond is also home to a 58 mile off and on road Enduro trail which requires a valid motorcycle license.
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