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Greenwood
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The 1009 acre Greenwood Creek State Forest is one of the 43 state forests in St. Lawrence County.  There is a picnic area is a scenic area.  Around 1954, the DEC began building fireplaces and setting out picnic tables until it reached its present stage of development.  Due to the limited size of the picnic area, its use is restricted to picnicking only. There are two camp sites along the road before you enter the picnic area.  Camping is FREE here.

There is a 1.8 mile Nature Trail that loops around in this state forest.  The nature trail includes many points of interest including a bubbling encased spring, built in the 1930’s by the CCC and restored in 1982. The trail then meanders through a red pine plantation into hardwoods, then skirts the border of a hardwood forest and red pine stand showing the distinct characteristics of each forest type. The trail then drops into the lower elevations of the forest before it again climbs into the hardwoods, where it follows rock ridges along which raspberry, blueberry, and shadberry (also known as juneberry and serviceberry) patches are found. From the ridges, the trail descends into a spruce–fir wetland area, following a small brook for approximately 500 feet before the trail completes the 1.8 mile loop, and ends back at the picnic area.

For the less adventurous, Greenwood Creek State Forest offers a one quarter mile nature trail that leads to an observation platform overlooking a wetland habitat through which Greenwood Creek flows. For the ambitious brook trout angler, this section of the creek offers an evening meal at the picnic area.

Directions:  NY 3 to Fine and turn onto dirt Greenwood Road.  Greenwood Road to parking area. The GPS coordinates of the start of Greenwood Road at NY 3 is N44 13.239 W75 11.915 for those who have a GPS devise.

 

Scenic Greenwood Creek

Picnic area at Greenwood Creek State Forest

Designated campsite along Greenwood Road near picnic area

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