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Winona Forest Recreation Area

Olympic Byway, State Rt. 3, near Felts Mills in Jefferson County

The Winona State Forest is on the boundary of southern Jefferson and northern Oswego Counties, west of Littlejohn Wildlife Management Area, on the western edge of the Tug Hill Plateau.

This state forest offers many recreational opportunities, including: hiking, skiing, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, trapping, horseback riding, dog sledding and bird watching. Also contains 18 miles of cross-country ski trails; 6.8 miles of snowmobile trails, some of which are designated NYS Snowmobile Corridor Trails; 9.3 miles of forest roads; and five parking lots. Lake effect snowfall is a feature of Winona, which receives an average of 250 inches annually. Many cross-country ski races are held here, including the 50-kilometer Tug Hill Tourathon. Sled dog mushers trek to the area for the Tug Hill Challenge annual sled dog racing event. The Tug Hill Ski Club helps groom trails for the variety of winter recreational events.

Closest Community:

Felts Mills

Closest Byway:Olympic Byway
Distance from Byway:near
Closest Route #:State Rt. 3
Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no
URL:Winona Forest Recreation Area website


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