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Eldridge Swamp State Forest


Eldridge Swamp is fantastic for wildlife viewing and hunting. Forests, grassy areas and wetlands, in combination with the adjoining forested and farm landscapes, provide valuable wildlife habitat for this area. Although there are no official trails marked yet on this property, there is a network of old farm paths and logging trails. The property is open to hiking and other non-motorized recreation. The Batten Kill flows along the northern border of the state forest, however, there are no formalized trails to access the river from this property. Eldridge Swamp contains the southernmost known population of white spruce in NY that may be the third or fourth southernmost population globally. The swamp forest is a rare boreal ecosystem in the Hudson Valley lowlands. Private properties adjoin Eldridge Swamp State Forest - please respect private lands.