Mohawk Springs State Forest
State Reforestation Areas Lewis #16 and #39
This 1,210 acre state forest is named for the cold springs that bubble up here, forming the headwaters of the historic Mohawk River. The forest consists of two neighboring parcels with similar traits. The majority of this forest is comprised of pine plantations that were planted by the state soon after it acquired the land in the 1930's and again in the 1950's. Deep winter snows and relatively shallow soils constitute growing conditions that tax even the most hardy of tree species. However, today, under the careful husbandry of DEC's foresters, these stressed timber stands have developed into a nearly mature and increasingly valuable resource.
Recreational opportunities available here include white-tailed deer and small game hunting, trout fishing, woodland hiking, and winter sports such as snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling.
From Lyons Falls take State Route #12-D south 7.2 miles to Kessler Road, turn left, proceed 0.5 miles.