Greenwood Creek State Forest
The 1009 acre Greenwood Creek State Forest is one of the 43 state forests in St. Lawrence County. It also contains a very well maintained to picnic area, with two primitive camp sites along the road before you enter the picnic area.
There is a 1.8 mile Nature Trail that loops around in this state forest. The nature trail includes many points of interest including a bubbling encased spring.
The trail then traverses through a red pine plantation into hardwoods, then skirts the border of a hardwood forest and red pine stand showing the distinct characteristics of each forest type. The trail then drops into the lower elevations of the forest before it again climbs into the hardwoods, where it follows rock ridges along which raspberry, blueberry, and shadberry (also known as juneberry and serviceberry) patches are found. From the ridges, the trail descends into a spruce–fir wetland area, following a small brook for approximately 500 feet before the trail completes the 1.8 mile loop, and ends back at the picnic area.
Greenwood Creek State Forest also offers a 1/4 mile nature trail that leads to an observation platform overlooking a wetland habitat through which Greenwood Creek flows.
From NYS HWY 3 between Fine and Harrisville turn onto Greenwood Road. Continue down Greenwood Road a few short miles to the to the picnic area. Follow the trailmarkers from the Picnic area to the Nature trail loop.
Also see... "Greenwood Falls"