Pinckney State Forest
State Reforestation Area Lew-Jeff #1
This 2,091-acre state forest is named for its location, the Lewis County town of Pinckney, and for the main access road of the same name passing east to west through the area. Positioned on the Tug Hill Plateau, this forest embodies all of the characteristics that go with this territory, including poor and shallow soils, short growing seasons, and harsh winters. Accordingly, the mixture of softwood plantations and natural hardwood and spruce/fir stands leave much to be desired in productivity and quality.
Recreational opportunities on the forest are varied with a wide range of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Trout fishing and woodland hiking and biking in the spring and summer leads to white-tailed deer hunting in the fall, then winter sports including snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, snowshoe hare hunting, and trapping.
From Copenhagen, take Route 194 south 3 miles to Pinckney Road. Make a right, proceed 2 miles.