Saturday, August 11, 2018

Hiking Pulpit Rock State Forest



Hiking Pulpit Rock State Forest
#1000islands #ThousandIslands


We can't legitimately call our Pulpit Rock State Forest Blog a hiking blog because we did not actually end up hiking it. We were planning to, but to be honest, we got pretty lost on the way there partly because one of the roads on the map we were using doesn't exist any longer. We did eventually find our way to the 1,603-acre Pulpit Rock State Forest which is located in Antwerp just outside of Oxbow NY. There is a one mile access trail from County Rt 22 leading into the forest, and also the .7 mile Watson Trail accessed from New Connecticut Rd (see link to trail map below).  Because it took so long to get there we never got to hike either of the two trails (though we did see both trailheads). 

What we did get to visit was the adjacent Payne Lake (which has a public access site), and the actual “Pulpit Rock” that the State Forest was named after. Both were well worth the trip, and an excuse for us to go back and hike the State Forest sometime. [To be continued/updated in the future.]

Pulpit Rock State Forest - https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/8013.html
Trail map - https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/39779.html 

Be sure to see...
Hiking the Thousand Islands...Introduction

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Abbé Picquet Trail

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Carnegie Bay Trail

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Cerow Recreation Park Trail

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Chaumont Barrens Preserve

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Chippewa Bay Preserve Trail

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Coyote Flats State Forest

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Foster Blake Woods Preserve

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Grand Lake Reserve

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Grass Point State Park

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Jacques Cartier State Park

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Keewaydin State Park

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Lonesome Bay State Forest

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Macsherry Trail

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Maple City Trail

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Morgan Island

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Morristown Red Barn Preserve

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Otter Creek

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Pulpit Rock State Forest

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Redwood Hill Preserve

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Sissy Danforth Rivergate Trail

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Wellesley Island State Park

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Zenda Farms Preserve