Aton Forest is reserved for selected field research and conservation education programs that are suited to the mission of AF, Inc. Visits to Aton Forest are by appointment only. For more information about Aton Forest and its programs call or write:

Billy Gridley, President, Aton Forest, Inc.
P.O. Box 509 Norfolk , CT USA 06058


To Aton Forest Headquarters and Office (the home of the late Dr. Frank E. Egler) at 270 North Colebrook Road, Norfolk, Connecticut.

From Winsted, Conn.:
Take Rte. 44, Main St., through Winsted. At the west end of town, take a right onto Rte. 183 north towards Colebrook. Continue north through Colebrook center. About 2.5 miles north of the center, you’ll cross Sandy Brook and see open agricultural fields on both sides of the road, a small cluster of houses, and a small white church on the left (Church of the Wildwood). Take a left onto the road beside the church, Church Hill Road. Take this road for about 1.25 miles, passing two houses and then traveling through woodlands. Near the top of the hill on the left, you’ll see a gravel driveway with a green gate and the house number 270 on a post near the road. The office is located in the two-story brown shingled house with a gambrel-roof and dormers.

From Springfield, Mass:
Take Rte. 90 west to Westfield exit onto Rte. 202 south to Granby. Turn right onto Rte. 20 west. Turn left onto Rte. 219 west to Pleasant Valley. Cross steel bridge over West Branch of Farmington River to a four-way intersection. Continue straight across the intersection onto Rte. 318 west. Turn right onto Rte. 44 west. Take Rte. 44 into Winsted.

From Norfolk, Conn.:
Take Rte. 272, north, leaving Norfolk center. Turn right onto Ashpohtag Road (the first road on the right, north of Rte. 44). Turn left onto Doolittle Drive Continue north, bearing right at the intersection of Wheeler Road (do not continue straight onto Wheeler Road) and travel east. Bear left onto North Colebrook Road (turning off Doolittle Drive). Pass Benedict Pond and South Sandisfield Road on left. Continue up a steep hill. Pass State Line Hill Road on left. About 0.5 mile from this road, start down a hill and you’ll see on the right a gravel driveway with a green gate and the house number 270 on a post near the road.