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4. Squantz Pond State Park and Pootatuck State Forest

On the left is the entrance to Squantz Pond State Park. The lake measures over ten square miles in area and has 72 miles of shoreline. A special charm of exploring the pond by canoe or sailboat is discovering the many hidden coves and wooded islands here. The pond is considered to be one of America's top ten bass fishing spots.

Amenities include: a well-manicured beach, scuba diving area, pond fishing, picnicking, hiking, x-country skiing, ice skating, boat launch, concession, flush toilets and boating.

Continuing on you will drive through Pootatuck State Forest that protects the western shore of Squantz Pond. The Forest has three hiking trails. The White trail follows the shoreline of the lake, a green trail goes halfway up the mountain and the blue trail ascends to a look out point that offers panoramic views. Mountain biking and snowmobiling also allowed.

At the jct. of Rte. 37 and Rte. 39 in Sherman continue on Rte. 39 north to explore the center of Sherman.