Forest Rebirth: Basswood Pond

Basswood Pond State Forest 500 Conservation Road, Burlington, NY

Two years ago, a large spruce plantation was logged as part of Basswood Pond State Forest's ongoing management. Join us for a hike to the area where we'll observe how nature restores itself. We'll look at the plants, insects, birds and wildlife that make this new environment their home, and study surrounding areas of the …

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Meet Your State Forester

Basswood Pond State Forest 500 Conservation Road, Burlington, NY

Senior Forester Nathan Funk of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will lead an informative walk through Basswood Pond State Forest.  He will talk about the forest's history, planned forestry actions, and recreational opportunities at the forest. The tour will include stops at recently completed projects and the site of upcoming timber harvests …

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Basswood Pond State Forest Walk

Basswood Pond State Forest 500 Conservation Road, Burlington, NY

Take a 2-mile walk on the lower loop in Basswood Pond State Forest in Burlington Flats. The forest includes pine and spruce plantations, mixed hardwoods, a beaver pond and wetlands. Enjoy late spring wildflowers and look for signs of the forest's abundant wildlife. Meet at 9 am at the Day Use area on Conservation Road.

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Blue Trail at Basswood

Basswood Pond State Forest 500 Conservation Road, Burlington, NY

Established as a Reforestation Area by New York State in the 1930s, Basswood Pond State Forest in Burlington is a multi-use forest that includes logging, hiking, fishing, and cross-country skiing. OCCA Program Director Jeff O’Handley leads this easy, 2-mile walk along the blue trail. The hike includes pine plantations, mixed deciduous forests, beaver ponds and …

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