Otsego County

Otsego County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 62,259.[1] The county seat is Cooperstown.

Otsego County is in central New York State, to the west of Albany, southeast of Utica, and northeast of Binghamton. The county is considered by some to belong to the Southern Tier region of New York State.

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Basswood Pond State Forest
Bear Swamp State Forest
Brooks' House of Bar-B-Q - Oneonta, NY
Calhoun Creek State Forest
Cherry Valley State Forest
Cherry Valley, NY
Decatur State Forest
Exeter State Forest
General Jacob Morris and Wagner State Forests
Hartwick State Forest
Honey Hill State Forest
Hooker Mountain State Forest
Maple Valley State Forest
Plainfield State Forest
R. Milton Hick State Forset
Roseboom State Forest
Susquehanna State Forest
Texas School House State Forest
Unadilla, NY
Wagner Farm State Forest
Walmart Oneonta - State Highway 23

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Map: R Milton Hick State Forest

Map: R Milton Hick State Forest

The 1,293 acres of R. Milton Hick Memorial State Forest is maintained by the Susquehanna Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club. The Roseboom Nordic Ski Trail is marked with yellow trailmarkers and follows old logging roads and crosses two low north-south ridges. They are generally easy walking with occasional short, moderately steep climbs.

From Pleasant Brook on State Highway 165, turn south on La Fleure Road. At .3 miles, take a left fork onto Perry Hill Road and continue up a steep hill to the trailhead parking area on the right, at 1.8 miles from State HIghway 165.

In winter, an alternative route with gentler grades is often preferrable. From County Highway 34, 3 miles north of Westford of 3.5 miles south of State Highway 165, turn north on Josclyn Road, which becomes Perry Hill Road, and continue 1 mile to the trailhead parking lot. Most of La Fleure Road, which also bisects Hick State Forest, is not maintained in winter.


Good morning! What day is it? The day after Election Day, of course. Drizzle and fog and 46 degrees in Cherry Valley, NY. There is a north-northwest breeze at 10 mph. The skies will clear around 8 pm.

Decided to take US Route 20 back home on this very cold and wet morning. I always like the open country. I look forward to my big November road trip starting on Friday or maybe Saturday if the weather looks really bad. 

The news on the radio is a mix of depression and shock over the election of Donald Trump. I don’t know what to think, but I’ll listen more to learn more about his plans for our country. Most of the things that he’s said so far don’t count as serious plans.  I know certainly in the many small towns I drive through there are a lot of Trump signs. I think he would certainly be better in defending the second amendment. But on the other hand, I wonder what this all means for things like climate change and organized labor in our country. Maybe he can become a consensus maker on those issues. We will see. 

Today will have a slight chance of rain or drizzle before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high of 47 degrees at 10am. Three degrees below normal. Getting cooler in the afternoon. Northwest wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Last year, mostly sunny with a high around 56. The record high of 71 was set in 1975. There was 10 inches of snow back in 1900.

The sun will set at 4:45 pm with dusk around 5:15 pm, which is 1 minutes and 6 seconds earlier than yesterday. Today will have 9 hours and 54 minutes of daylight, a decrease of 2 minutes and 24 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 34 degrees at 3am. One degree above normal. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening. One year ago, mostly cloudy with a low around 36. The record low of 16 occurred back in 1965.

There are 3 weeks until First Day with Temperatures Recorded Below Zero when the sun will be setting at 4:30 pm with dusk at 5:02 pm. The average high temperature is 42 degrees, with a record high of 67 in 1933.