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Cadyville State Forest

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Cadyville State Forest is located just east of the Adirondack Forest Preserve boundary. The 371 forested acres have been used mostly for timber harvests and have little recreational development, but the parking area near the intersection of Route 3 and Route 374 is only ten miles west of downtown Plattsburgh, making it an attractive destination for non-motorized recreation.

Featured Activities

Hiking

hiking

General information on hiking includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules & regulations.

Cadyville State Forest features 4 miles of unmaintained logging roads open to all non-motorized uses, including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. There is an access point and a place to park off of Jennings Road which is the main access route to Cadyville State Forest.

Camping

primitive camping

General information on primitive camping includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules & regulations.

There are no designated camp sites on this property. At-large primitive camping is allowed. Camping must also be at least 150 feet away from a water body, road, or trail. Camping for more than three nights or in a group of ten or more requires a permit from a Forest Ranger.

Biking

biking

General information on biking includes how-to and safety tips with links to rules & regulations.

Cadyville State Forest features 4 miles of unmaintained logging roads open to biking and other non-motorized recreation.

Hunting & Trapping

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trapping

General Information on hunting and general information on trapping includes how-to and safety tips with links to seasons, rules & regulations.

Hunting and trapping are allowed during appropriate seasons. The main game species found on the property include whitetail deer, black bear, ruffed grouse, wild turkey, snowshoe hare, coyote, and waterfowl. The main furbearers found on the property include fisher, beaver, mink, muskrat, raccoon, and otter. WMU: 5C

Cross-country Skiing & Snowshoeing

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snowshoeing

General information on cross-country skiing and snowshoeing includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules & regulations

Cadyville State Forest is open for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. There are no maintained or groomed trails, however, 4 miles of unmaintained logging roads are used by cross-country skiers and snowshoers.

Wildlife

The Northern Clinton County contains large tracts of wildlife habitat with some boreal, bog, and other unique habitats. Many birds (Peregrine Falcon, Wood Duck, Yellow Warbler) and mammals (black bear, white tail deer) are commonly found here. More than 50 species of mammals and hundreds of species of birds inhibit or pass through Northern Clinton County at one time of the year or another.

Horseback Riding

horseback riding

General information on horseback riding includes safety tips and rules & regulations.

Horseback riding is allowed on Cadyville State Forest. The 4 miles of unmaintained logging roads are open to horseback riding and other non-motorized recreation.

Directions

The Jennings Road Parking Area is located near the gate. Beyond the gate, Jennings Road continues on town land for about half a mile to the boundary of Cadyville State Forest.

GPS coordinates: 44.718091°N, 73.629132°W, Google Maps (Leaves the DEC website)

Rules, Regulations and Outdoor Safety

Practice Leave No Trace (Leaves DEC website) principles when recreating on state land to enjoy the outdoors responsibly; minimize impact on the natural resources and avoid conflicts.

All users of Cadyville State Forest must follow all State Land Use Regulations and should follows all Outdoor Safety Practices for the safety of the user and protection of the resource

How We Manage Cadyville State Forest

DEC is developing a management plan which will describe the management activities for these lands. In addition to management objectives, the UMP will contain detailed information on natural features, recreational infrastructure, geology, natural & human history, habitats, wildlife, fisheries and much more.

If you have questions and/or comments about this UMP, please email us: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov

Nearby Amenities and Attractions

Information regarding where to find amenities:
Gas may be found in the nearby communities of Plattsburgh.
Food and other supplies can be found in the nearby communities of Plattsburgh.
Dining opportunities can be found in the nearby communities of Plattsburgh.
Lodging may be found in the nearby communities of Plattsburgh.


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