Named after an Algonquin native American chief buried in in the Ponset section of Haddam Connecticut, Cockaponset state forest is Connecticut's second largest state forest. Encompassing 16,000 acres of land Cockaponset stretches over several Connecticut towns such as Higganum, Haddam, Durham, Chester, Clinton, Westbrook, Guilford, Deep river, Madison, Middletown, and Middlefield. Over 100 miles of trails are within Cockaponset state forest yet only 20 miles of it is mapped by the Connecticut DEP. Pine Ledge is also within Cockaponset state forest which is a rock ledge in Deep River which at its peak is 60 feet high.
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