Stone Hill State Forest

Reforested from farmland, the 866 acres of Stone Hill State Forest in eastern Oswego County offer a primitive setting for recreational activities such as hunting. The forest has few trails. An abandoned town road winds for almost a mile through the forest and is used by snowmobilers as part of the area's network of snowmobile trails. The only other path is a half-mile trail designated for ATV use for people with mobility impairments.

The forest includes hemlock swamps which provide wildlife habitat for hundreds of species of plants and animals. The abundance of resources provides opportunities for visitors to view wild turkeys, bald eagles, and grouse, as well as a wide variety of song birds and raptors. Stone Hill State Forest borders the Happy Valley Wildlife Management Area. Together the two public areas comprise 9,671 acres of state land for exploring.