Griffin Memorial Forest

Oswegatchie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 1914, John P. Griffin deeded 40 acres of land to the Town of Fine 

for the purpose of establishing a "Town Forest".

This forest is to be used by the people, and as far as we know, it is the only   Town Forest in the United States.

 

Through the help of the students and staff at the SUNY ESF Ranger School and students from the Wilderness Studies classes  at the

Clifton-Fine Central School,

many improvements have been done to the forest such as Picnic tables, informational kiosks and more.

In the summer of 2009, members from the Retired Teacher's Association of the Clifton-Fine Central School set out and cleared trails throughout the forest.

 

The Griffin Memorial Forest is  one of the best kept secrets in the Town of Fine. 

 

Directions

 

  Follow NYS HWY 3 to the Hamlet of Oswegatchie. Turn right onto the Browns Falls Road. Continue to follow Browns Falls Rd approximately two miles. Once you round a sharp bend with a Steel Deck Bridge that crosses the "Little River" look for the wooden "Griffin Memorial Forest Sign" on a tree on the right. Turn down the dirt road and then bear the next right following the signs. 

Marking the entrance to Griffin

Marking the entrance to Griffin

Plaque in honor of John Griffin

Plaque in honor of John Griffin

Informational Kiosk and Picnic Area

Informational Kiosk and Picnic Area

Griffin Memorial Forest

Griffin Memorial Forest

Sign Griffing Memorial Forest

Sign Griffing Memorial Forest

Map

Map

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