Greenwood Creek State Forest (St. Lawrence County)

The 1,009 acres of Greenwood Creek State Forest are in the town of Pitcairn. The land is primarily reforested land that had been cleared in the 1800s for farming and then abandoned during the Depression. This history is similar to many state forests in Upstate New York.

The forest is named for Greenwood Creek, which runs through the property and can be fished for trout.
The area is planted in hardwoods and evergreens such as white spruce, as well as red pine which is growing in the picnic area, a scenic spot equipped with fireplaces and other amenities built in the mid-1950s. Two camping sites are nearby.

The forest includes a 1.8-mile nature loop that winds along Greenwood Creek, past a waterfall and through stands of hardwood and softwood trees. The trail descends to lower elevations of the forest then climbs back into the hardwoods and rock ridges. Another descent takes the trail into a spruce-fir wetland area along a small brook before completing the loop back at the picnic area.

A quarter-mile nature trail leads to an overlook above a wetland habitat through which Greenwood Creek flows.