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Stewart State Forest

New Windsor, Montgomery and Newburgh, Orange County

spotted salamander and bobcat

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Stewart State Forest is a one-of-a-kind place for animals needing transitional habitats-birds and butterflies that love grasslands and bushes, turtles and snakes that love open sandy fields, and frogs and salamanders that love small wetlands surrounded by woods and fields.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Trails
  • Gravel roads
  • Ponds

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hiking
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Equestrian trails
  • Biking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Trapping


6,700 acres

Closest Towns

New Windsor, Montgomery and Newburgh


Go to Google Maps, and enter your address for step-by-step directions to Stewart State Forest. (This link will open a page outside the DEC website. Hold the "Shift" key down, and click on the link to open it in a new window.)

Contact Information

Telephone: 845-256-3076

Address: Drury Lane, Rock Tavern, NY 12575

Website: Stewart State Forest

Photo credits: NYS DEC