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A Flower-filled Sanctuary

The mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) is Connecticut’s official state flower. And though they can be found all over the state, the best place to see the delicate pastel blossoms up close and in great numbers is the Nipmuck State Forest in Union.

Reaching Connecticut’s second oldest state forest, located within its least populous town, can be a bit of a (gorgeous) trek. But once you arrive at the Laurel Sanctuary you’ll wonder why more people aren't flocking to this peaceful hideaway.

Pale pink and white laurels line a seemingly endless path. Drive from one end to the other, as green leaves form an arch above you, or find a picnic table and simply sit with the flowers.

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