Springfield is a quiet rural community that sits directly north of Lake Sunapee with many scenic and unspoiled natural attractions. The town was incorporated in 1794 and is located in northeastern Sullivan County. Gile State Forest is a highlight of the area, which extends across 6,675 acres, mostly in Springfield. There are hiking trails for everyone, ranging from families with small children to adventurous hikers! Whatever you have planned for the day, you will find the perfect trail at Gile State Forest.