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Lake Francis State Park is situated on an inlet of Lake Francis where the Connecticut River enters from the First and Second Connecticut lakes in the town of Pittsburgh. The rapids in the river can be viewed from the park. A major attraction in the park is the wildlife as there are 123 different species of birds including bald eagles, loons, and endangered woodpeckers. Other visitors from the animal kingdom are deer, moose, and bear.
Hikers have a choice of trails here – an easy trail runs through the woods along the Connecticut River leading from the campground to a covered bridge 1 ½ miles away and another trail offers a 3-mile hike up the slopes of Mount Galloway, the highest mountain in the area.
The climb is rather steep but the view from the top is spectacular. Both hikers and bicyclists enjoy the old logging roads that…
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