Windsor State Forest's 1,825 acres is a refreshing getaway in summer and a snowy wonderland in winter. The state forest was created in 1924 from what was considered "wasteland," cut over forests on former farmland. It was conserved to grow marketable timber. Today it continues to serve as a working forest while also offering recreation. In the 1930's the Civilian Conservation Corps developed the state forest, including the Steep Bank Brook Picnic Area.
A highlight of this state forest is Windsor Jambs, a spectaular 80-foot-deep granite gorge with stunning rapids and waterfalls. Visit the Jambs in the springtime to see impressive water flow, or in summer for a cool and refreshing respite.
10-miles of trails and dirt roads meander through the "Windsor Bush," enjoyed by hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. In winter, snowshoers, cross-country skiers and snowmobiles also use the trails. Other popular activities include picnicking, hunting, fishing, and nature study.
Amneties include an accessible pavilion that will accommodate 50 persons, picnic tables, charcoal grills, public restrooms, and a dish washing station.
The state forest adjoins The Trustees' 3,000-acre Notchview Reservation to the west, renowned for Nordic skiing, and forming a larger conservation area. Nearby DCR properties include Savoy Mountain, Mohawk Trail, and Kenneth Dubuque State Forests.
Please note: Windsor State Forest campground is closed to camping.