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Mohawk State Forest located off Rt. 4 in Cornwall is one of the state's largest parks.
Mohawk State Forest offer hikers a 30 mile trail system.
The trails traverse open fields, through deep forests, and up steep mountain sides.
The views from Mohawk Mt. are spectacular.
Mohawk State Forest is extremely well maintained and is visited by tens of thousands of people each year. It's also a popular destination for rock climbers, and amateur scientists who love to absorb the diverse ecosystem and natural settings.
(In the wintertime, Mohawk has designated areas for cross country skiing and snowmobiling.)
Though it may seem like Mohawk would be crowded with a lot of people it's not really like that most of the time.
The park is big enough that you can always find a quiet section to explore and 90% of the people who visit don't venture far from their cars.
In fact, most people like to park at a scenic overlook or picnic area.
Warning: I was at Mohawk State Forest in September of 2001.
While there I noticed a West Nile Virus warning posted throughout the park.
I don't know the full extent of the flu warning but it should be obvious that anyone visiting the park should take the time to read the warnings and protect yourself from possible infection.
Visit the ranger's station for updated and accurate information.
The elderly and small children are at greatest risk. It's wise to keep these folks away until the park can guarantee the situation is back to normal.
Call the rangers station to get the latest information.
I stayed away from the swampy areas where the mosquitoes would be in larger numbers and stuck to the trails that took me through the forest and up to the top of Mohawk Mt.