Map: Mongaup Hardenburg Trail

Map: Mongaup Hardenburg Trail

Located in the southwest corner of the Catskill Park, Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest contains more than 13,500 acres of "forever wild" Forest Preserve. With an extensive trail network to several ponds, this wild forest is ideal for hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, backpacking, canoeing and cross-country skiing.

The Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest is located 8 miles south of Margaretville (Route 28) and 18 miles north of Livingston Manor (Route 17). It lies mainly within the western Ulster County town of Hardenburgh, with small appendages in the towns of Middletown and Andes in Delaware County.

The terrain is a combination of high mountain ridges, steep sided valleys, numerous brooks and ponds, with elevations ranging from a low of 1,740 feet along Mill Brook to a high of 3,723 feet at the summit of Balsam Lake Mountain.

Map: Alder Lake – Millbrook Range

Map: Alder Lake – Millbrook Range

Located in the southwest corner of the Catskill Park, Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest contains more than 13,500 acres of "forever wild" Forest Preserve. With an extensive trail network to several ponds, this wild forest is ideal for hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, backpacking, canoeing and cross-country skiing.

The Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest is located 8 miles south of Margaretville (Route 28) and 18 miles north of Livingston Manor (Route 17). It lies mainly within the western Ulster County town of Hardenburgh, with small appendages in the towns of Middletown and Andes in Delaware County.

The terrain is a combination of high mountain ridges, steep sided valleys, numerous brooks and ponds, with elevations ranging from a low of 1,740 feet along Mill Brook to a high of 3,723 feet at the summit of Balsam Lake Mountain.

Map: Bear Spring Mountain WMA

Map: Bear Spring Mountain WMA

Bear Spring Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA) consists of over 7,000 acres of upland habitat in Delaware County acquired by the State in 1961. It is located in the Towns of Colchester and Walton along Route 206. East Trout Brook Rd and West Trout Brook Rd run through the heart of the property from Rt 206 and join at the southern end of the property. Parking areas providing access can be found along each of these roads.

This large parcel of public land affords multiple uses for outdoor recreation including hunting, trapping, angling, hiking, horseback riding and snowmobiling.

Some of Bear Spring Mountain's unique attributes include the location of a state run campground in the middle of the property and basic facilities for horses.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/85850.html

Map: Whitaker Swamp State Forest

Map: Whitaker Swamp State Forest

Whitacker Swamp State Forest covers 812 acres near Deposit, NY. A 2.2-mile multiple use trail runs through the forest and connects the two main access points; there is a place to pull off the road at both ends of the trail. The multiple use trail is open for hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, horseback riding and mountain biking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmL_D6f6P2E
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/8093.html