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Hill and Hollow Unit Management Plan

The Hill and Hollow Unit is located in Cortland and Onondaga counties in central New York. It consists of two state forests and a unique area- Kettlebail State Forest,Lab Hollow Unique Area, and Morgan Hill State Forest. The total acreage of the unit is 7346 acres, 60% of which is in Cortland County and 40% of which is in Onondaga County.

New recreational development planned on the Unit includes:

  • The construction of 10 to 15 miles of new single track mountain bike trails on Morgan Hill State Forest.
  • The designation of the North Country National Scenic Trail on the unit as foot travel only (hiking, snowshoeing and skiing).
  • The construction of a 1.7 mile ATV trail expansion for people with qualified accessibility needs on Morgan Hill State Forest.
  • The construction of Tinker Falls sustainable trail project.
  • The development of three universally designed campsites for people with accessibility needs.
  • The designation of six to eight additional campsites on Morgan Hill State Forest.
  • The installation of informational kiosks

Hill and Hollow Unit Management Plan

Hill and Hollow Unit Management Plan- Part I (PDF) (137 pages, 4.1 mB)

Hill and Hollow Unit Management Plan- Part 2 (PDF) (10 pages, 4.8 mB)

Hill and Hollow Unit Management Plan- Part 3 (PDF) (11 pages, 4.3 mB)


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