Schenectady County Forest

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Municipality: 
Price Range: 
Free
Family Friendly
Directions: 
Directions to the County Forest: NYS Thruway to Exit 25. Take I-890 West to Campbell Rd (Exit 2a). From Campbell Rd turn right on Putnam Rd, and go 1.7 miles to Rte 159 (Mariaville Rd). Turn right on Rte 159 and go approximately 4.5 miles to the intersection of Rte 159 and Lake Road. Turn left on to Lake Road proceed 4 miles to the entrance of the County Forest parking area.

Schenectady County Forest

Type of Business: 
Lake Rd.
Duanesburg, NY 12056
Phone: 
(518) 386-2225
The Schenectady County Forest Preserve is located in the Town of Duanesburg on Lake Road (County Route 88). The 102 acre forest serves as a multi-recreational property where the public can hike, hunt (Nov 15-Dec 15), fish, cross-country ski and snowshoe. This preserve is historically significant as one of James Duane's original Great Lots where remains of stonewalls, a farm house foundation and a small family cemetery can be found. The Preserve is comprised of a number of habitats, including native hardwood forest a red pine plantation and a man-made pond that was dug in 1982. Many wildflowers bloom in the spring, such as jack-in-the-pulpit, red trillium, and ten fern species.