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Shandaken Wild Forest

Accessible Features

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Lower Birch Creek Road Picnic Site

A view of the Lower Birch Creek Road Parcel and accessible fishing platform
A view of the Lower Birch Creek Road
Parcel and accessible fishing platform

The Lower Birch Creek Road parcel features a small pond with an accessible trail about 3/4 of the way around it. There are two accessible picnic tables on one side of the pond and an accessible fishing platform with a bench on the other side. Fishing opportunities at this site are for Brook Trout. The entrance to the path is next to the informational kiosk. A seasonal accessible port-a-john is available.

Directions:

The Lower Birch Creek Road Parcel is located near the hamlet of Pine Hill. From Kingston, take Route 28. Turn right on Birch Creek Road located just past the Mobil Mini Mart, but prior to the Route 28 bridge where the road turns to three lanes. Follow Birch Creek Road for about a mile then turn right onto Lower Birch Creek Road. Follow to the end.

Rochester Hollow Leanto

At Rochester Hollow, there is an accessible leanto campsite (with hardened surfaces, accessible picnic table, fireplace and privy). This site is near the end of a three-mile-long gated road (Rochester Hollow Road). Access by ATV is granted only to Motorized Access Program for People with Disabilites (MAPPWD) permit holders.

Directions:

Rochester Hollow Road is on the north side of Route 28, 4.2 miles west of the intersection of Routes 28 and 42.

The pond at Allaben
The pond at Allaben

Allaben Campsites

At Allaben there are two accessible campsites with accessible picnic tables and fire rings. The first campsite is located next to a small pond with a hardened area near the edge of the water for fishing. Continue past this campsite to the end of the road where a second accessible campsite can be found. There is an accessible seasonal port-a-john located at the cul-de-sac, adjacent to this campsite. An accessible informational kiosk is located at the first intersection, near the first accessible campsite.

An accessible campsite at Allaben
An accessible campsite at Allaben
Directions:

Located 2.7 miles west of Phoenicia on the north side of Route 28.

Full listing of DECs Accessible Recreation Destinations.