Chenango County

Chenango County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 50,477.[1] The county's name originates from an Oneida word meaning "large bull-thistle." Its county seat is Norwich.

Chenango County is in the approximate center of the state, west of Albany, north of Binghamton, and southeast of Syracuse. The county is considered to be in the Southern Tier region of New York State.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 899 square miles (2,328.4 km2), of which 894 square miles (2,315.4 km2) is land and 4 square miles (10.4 km2) (0.48%) is water.[2]

The Chenango River, a tributary of the Susquehanna River flows southward through the county.,_New_York

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Balsam Swamp State Forest
Basswood State Forest
Berry Hill Firetower
Bowman Lake State Park
Bumps Creek State Forset
Chenango River
Five Streams State Forest
Hunts Pond State Forest
Long Pond State Forest
Lyon Brook State Forest
McDonough State Forest
New Michigan State Forest
Oak Ridge State Forest
Skinner Hill State Forest
Whaupaunaucau State Forest

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McDonough State Forest is located ten miles west of Norwich, in the gently rolling hills of the Allegheny Plateau. A number of recreational opportunities are available on McDonough State Forest. Both the Finger Lakes Trail and the New York State Corridor Snowmobile Trail pass through the forest, and many of the unpaved town roads are ideal for mountain biking and horseback riding. Whaley's Pond, Bowman Creek, Mill Brook and some of their smaller tributaries offer good fishing opportunities, and the upland woods support diverse wildlife populations. For good food, drink and local news, make a stop in the hamlets of McDonough and East McDonough. Bowman Lake State Park adjoins McDonough State Forest and both the Finger Lakes Trail and the snowmobile trail cross from the stat forest into the State park. Bowman Lake State Park provides camping, swimming and other developed recreational activities and facilities.