Pack Forest Nature Trail

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Pack Forest in Warrensburg, a 2,500 acre property including an 85-acre lake, is a demonstration and teaching forest owned by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.  Under a cooperative agreement with NYS DEC, the property is also used as an environmental summer camp for teenagers.  The property is open to the public and offers a variety of recreational opportunities including hiking, cross-country skiing, biking, fishing, and boating.

The Grandmother’s Tree Nature Trail is a 1.1 mile flat, easy loop through a magnificent old growth hemlock-white pine forest.  Interpretive signs along the trail illustrate the various plants and animals that make up the ecosystem.   The Grandmother Tree, one of New York’s historic trees, is over 300 years old and is one of the tallest white pines on record in the state.


more info about Pack Forest at SUNY ESF and NYS DEC

Location: Pack Forest Rd, Warrensburg
Parking and Directions:

kippmtlocationimageTake the Northway to Exit 23.  Turn west and then right onto US9.  Go through Warrensburg, past the intersection with NYS 28.  The entrance to Pack Forest is 1/2 mile after this intersection on the left.  Follow the entrance road and follow the signs for the parking area.
Google Maps directions
Trailhead Coordinates:  -73 48.26 43 32.90

Things to do Nearby:

Pack Forest offers paddling, fishing, cross-country skiing and biking opportunities.  Click here for a detailed map of a popular four mile bike route in Pack Forest.

The hamlets of Warrensburg and Chestertown, with shopping, dining, and additional recreational opportunities, are both just a few miles away.