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9. A Scenic Ride Through Peoples State Forest

Proceed on Rte. 318 west and Rte. 181 south for one mile. Take the right just before the metal bridge and follow East River Rd., once the main thoroughfare to Hartford, to the charming village of Riverton.

This narrow serpentine road follows the west branch of the Farmington River, a designated National Wild and Scenic River. Your drive takes you through Peoples State Forest where you can visit two museums, picnic in a 200-year old pine grove, camp, fish, and hike on many well -marked trails.

The American Legion State Forest whose rugged terrain with rocky hillsides typifies the landscape is located on the opposite bank of the Farmington River and offers camping, picnicking, hiking and fishing.