Near Goshen, the 2,900 acre Mohawk Mountain State Forest has plenty of cross country skiing trails to explore with great vistas.
To reach the trail from the north, take Route 7 south onto Route 63 south to the rotary in Goshen, then Route 4 west to Mohawk State Forest.
To reach the cross-country skiing trailhead from the south, take Route 8 north, Exit 18, (Harwinton Exit). Proceed west on Route 118 to the center of Litchfield, and then go north on Route 63 to the rotary in Goshen Center. Take Route 4 west from Goshen approximately 4 miles to the entrance on the left for Mohawk State Forest.
Overall, Mohawk Mountain State Forest is the 4th most popular cross country ski area of all 7 Nordic ski destinations in Connecticut.